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    1797 B-1, BB-73 Dollar, XF40
    9x7 Stars, Large Letters
    Advanced Die State

    1797 $1 9x7 Stars, Large Letters, B-1, BB-73, R.3, XF40 PCGS. Bowers Die State V. Shortly after Die State IV was struck, the 1797 obverse was removed and replaced by a 1798 obverse, used to strike the 13-Star BB-82 1798 Small Eagle dollars. When done, the reverse die (now Die State V) was remarried with the BB-73 1797 obverse to finish striking the 9x7 Stars, Large Letters coins. Part (or conceivably all) of the B-1, BB-73 1797 dollars were struck in 1798.

    This XF BB-73 shows considerable die deterioration on both the obverse and reverse. Heavy die cracks intersect Liberty's bow, and blurry die cracks exist at several locations near the reverse legend. Pre-existing die cracks have intensified in the date area. The date itself remains sharp, as do the wide dentils that surround both obverse and reverse. Areas of grayish-brown toning visit the otherwise silver-gray fields and devices.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24X4, Variety PCGS# 40003, Base PCGS# 6863)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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    June, 2020
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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