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    The Spies Late Die State 1799 B-4, BB-153

    1799 $1 Irregular Date, 15 Stars. B-4, BB-153, R.3. VF35 NGC. Irregular date, first 9 high, leans left; 15 Stars. Reiver die state b. Bowers-Borckardt die state II. The obverse has several peripheral die cracks which have advanced since the prior coin, additional cracks now connect star twelve with the rim, and another crack is seen from the rim to star ten. On the reverse, there are now three distinct dots past the D of UNITED, and the die crack through MERI now shows faintly. An average strike for this issue, with the right wing of the eagle fairly weak. Problem free surfaces and toned with light gray and gold near the periphery with light silver elsewhere.
    Described in the Spies catalog as "Very Fine."
    Ex: Stack's W. Earl Spies Collection (December, 1974) lot 117. Envelope Included.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 24X7, PCGS# 6879)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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