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    1801 B-3, BB-213 Dollar, AU50
    Minimally Abraded, Partial Luster

    1801 $1 AU50 NGC. B-3, BB-213, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II. High rims and full dentils surround much silver luster at the margins of this nicely detailed About Uncirculated dollar. Sharp detail shows only high-point wear on Liberty's forelocks and the eagle's head. Silvery surfaces are covered with lilac-gray overtones, and a bit of mint frost remains on the devices. The 1801 date is always more challenging than other post-1800 Draped Bust issues. This is a nice example of the date with considerable silver flash. It is believed the 1801 dollar was actually struck in 1802 or later, and the official Mint record of 54,454 pieces struck were likely dollars dated other than 1801. David Bowers estimates the real mintage as approximately 35,000 pieces.

    The B-3, BB-213 die pairing is the renowned "missing foot variety," with the lower right serif (foot) of the first T in STATES missing. Die State II is characterized by multiple areas of die clashing on the reverse.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24XA, PCGS# 6893)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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