1799 $1 7x6 Stars MS64 NGC....
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Possibly Finest Known
In the Bowers Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, only six Mint State examples and one AU58 were listed in the Notable Specimens section. That section was compiled from an extensive review of many hundred auction catalogs, mostly from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, along with inventories from several prominent early dollar collectors at the time. While not intended to be a "Condition Census," it provides an excellent starting place for further research. The present specimen is different from any of those Notable Specimens and may qualify as the finest known example of the variety.
A sensational Choice Mint State dollar, this piece has highly lustrous, frosty surfaces beneath light gold toning with splashes of iridescence. The strike is well centered and mostly sharp, with slight weakness noticed on the reverse. It is a highly desirable early dollar that is fit for the connoisseur.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 24X7, PCGS# 6878)
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