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    1799 Bust Dollar, MS61
    B-8, BB-165, 7x6 Stars Variant

    1799 $1 7x6 Stars, B-8, BB-165, R.3, MS61 NGC. Bowers Die State II. The inner ray of star 10 is recut, and the N of UNITED is oddly blundered -- first punched into the die upside-down, and later corrected. An extra serif shows at the lower right of N as evidence of the engraving error. Die flaws at the second S of STATES merge with a long die crack that reaches from cloud 3 through TES to OF. A light die crack shows through star seven into the bifurcated letters LIB of LIBERTY.

    Attractive steel-gray and golden patina shows over each side and is accented with intermittent russet color along the lower-left obverse. A more significant amount of russet-blue toning gathers on the reverse. Peripheral details are sharp and notably well-defined throughout both sides. Diagnostic weakness is noted above the eagle's head throughout the field stars, and on the corresponding area of Liberty's hair. Underlying fields exhibit bright, satiny luster. Bust dollar enthusiasts will pay close attention to this offering. While the B-8, BB-165 variety is somewhat available in circulated grades, it is indeed scarce in Mint State.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24X7, Variety PCGS# 40056, Base PCGS# 6878)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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