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    1799 Bust Dollar, XF40
    Rare B-18, BB-154 Variety

    1799 $1 7x6 Stars XF40 NGC. B-18, BB-154, R.5. Bowers-Borckardt Die State III with a heavy radial crack between the ED in UNITED. Rich lavender-gray, tan-brown, and powder-blue encompass this moderately circulated early dollar. The well detailed surfaces show just one mentionable mark, a brief pinscratch beneath the fletchings. In his 1993 Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Q. David Bowers wrote that "BB-154 is the second rarest die variety of 1799." This is a significant statement, given that 22 marriages are known for the date. Census for BB-154: 1 in 40, 10 finer (2/11).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24X7, PCGS# 6878)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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