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1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU58 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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1796 Small Date, Large Letters Dollar
B-4, BB-61, AU58
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU58 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State I. A magnificent example of the only collectible 1796 Large Letters Bolender variety. Mint luster rolls across the devices and fills the margins. Even the open fields display noticeable luster. Light wear is evident on the curls near the ear and on the eagle's breast and leg feathers. The chestnut-gold and sea-green toning is moderate and consistent with careful long-term album storage during the prior century. The reverse is remarkably devoid of contact, and the obverse is nearly as impressive, though the obverse center has a few minuscule triangular marks and both sides display a few delicate hairlines from a momentary encounter with early American commerce during the Washington administration.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 6860)

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