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1799 $1 8x5 Stars VF35 NGC. B-23, BB-159, R.4....

2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1156

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 2, 2011
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1799 Draped Bust Dollar, VF35
Guide Book Variety, 8x5 Stars, B-23, BB-159
1799 $1 8x5 Stars VF35 NGC. B-23, BB-159, R.4. The 1799 Draped Bust dollar boasts the largest mintage of the series, at 423,514 pieces. Twenty two die varieties are known for the date, including the BB-159 variety, with the obverse stars arranged in an 8x5 configuration. This variety is so distinctive that it merits its own listing in the Guide Book and sells for a significant premium over all other 1799 varieties. The present coin shows light-to-moderate wear on the devices, with smooth, problem-free fields. The surfaces display a pleasing gray patina, with highlights of blue and gold.(Registry values: P1) (PCGS# 6881)

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