1795 $1 Off-Center Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 96858)

Baltimore ANA08 PN

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    1731
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $16,100.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Draped Bust, Off-Center, B-14, BB-51, R.2, AU50 PCGS. Bolender-14 is likely the first use of the Draped Bust design on U.S. coinage. Although one other 1795-dated Draped Bust variety exists, B-15, the device punch is centered on this latter die pairing. Presumably, the die maker learned from the error of the off center positioning of the bust punch on B-14. The present piece is an impressive example of the Off Center Bust. The eagle's breast and right (facing) leg shows only slight wear, and luster glimmers from the wings, wreath, stars, hair, and legends. Orange and sky-blue toning graces generally unmarked surfaces. Adjustment marks are only encountered on the obverse border, and are completely inoffensive. Encapsulated in a green label holder that lists the PCGS number as 6858; it was certified at a time when PCGS did not distinguish between the Centered and Off Center varieties in their numbering system.
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