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    1800 Bust Dollar, Exceptional MS63
    B-13, BB-193, Scarce Early Die State

    1800 $1 B-13, BB-193, R.3, MS63 PCGS. Bowers Die State II. A scarce die state, with only faint die clashing visible at the lower-left obverse and beneath OF on the reverse. While the die marriage is plentiful overall, it is seen most often in its later die states, with heavy reverse die clashing and/or extensive obverse die cracks. Both the obverse and reverse dies were used to strike 1800 BB-193 only. The die marriage confused Bolender, who assigned B-13 to the early die state, then B-18 and B-18a to later die stages.

    The BB-193 variety It is perhaps best identified by its reverse, where A and M touch, and individual letters of STATES are uniquely positioned in relation to the clouds below. Some odd gapping of the obverse stars helps confirm the obverse die, where stars 4, 5, and 6 are close, and stars 10-11 distant. This is a sharp Select Mint State example, boldly struck and well-centered. Attractive deep-gray toning cedes to medium silver-gray interiors, with plentiful mint luster surrounding the raised elements. Only a few tiny marks dot the smooth, unabraded surfaces on either side. This coin sits well within the Condition Census for the BB-13 variety.
    From The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24X9, Variety PCGS# 40077, Base PCGS# 6887)

    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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