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    1798 B-15, BB-112 Dollar, MS62
    Heraldic Eagle, Pointed 9, Wide Date
    Tied Atop the Condition Census

    1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9, Wide Date, B-15, BB-112, R.3, MS62 PCGS. Bowers Die State I. The obverse is in an early, unlapped state. All examples of BB-112 show a die crack from the right shield point up to the ribbon. Dave Bowers estimates in the 2013 revision of his 1993 Silver Dollar Encyclopedia that about 7,000 to 10,000 1798 Heraldic Eagle dollars survive across all grades and varieties. However, probably not many more than 100 of those exist in Mint State grades. This MS62 example qualifies for top spot on Bowers' and Stephen Herrman's Condition Censuses and represents a milestone opportunity for advanced early dollar collectors and die variety specialists.

    Silvery surfaces exhibit blushes of complementary violet-gray and golden-olive patina over each side. The stars and legends are bold, while strike incompleteness occurs at the very centers, namely on Liberty's middle curls and the eagle's head and breast. Surfaces marks and hairlines are trivial.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24X6, Variety PCGS# 40029, Base PCGS# 40018)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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