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1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU55 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3....

2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1204

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 24, 2014
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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1796 B-4, BB-61 Silver Dollar, AU55
Attractive Small Date, Large Letters Coin
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU55 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II, scarce. This scarce die pairing is attributed by the close TE in STATES with one leaf only under the D in UNITED on the reverse, whereas the exceedingly rare B-6, BB-64 shows two leaves under the D. This scarce die state shows the two front curls hanging down over the forehead separated from the rest of the hair due to die lapping that has effaced the rear portion. This is one of three primary Guide Book varieties for the year 1796, the others being the Small Date, Small Letters and the Large Date, Small Letters. Generous mint luster resides under a moderate layer of pinkish-gold patina on the obverse, with the reverse showing mottled pink and pale ice-blue. An excellent example of this better early dollar variety.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 6860)

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