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    High Grade and Rare 1803 B-3, BB-256 Draped Bust Dollar from the Ostheimer Collection

    1803 $1 Small 3. B-3, BB-256, R.5. VF35 NGC. Small 3, star 1 50% further than star 7; Outer arrow point below space between UN. Reiver die state a. Bowers-Borckardt die state I. This is the Reiver plate coin for the obverse and reverse of this variety. Both sides are light silver in color, with traces of luster. The surfaces are very pleasing aside from a minor rim nick on the lower left reverse, before the U. Smooth, even wear and highly appealing. This is a very rare die pairing and one that is seldom offered except when major variety collections are sold. It is probably close to if not in the Condition Census for the variety.
    Ex: Thomas Werner (April, 1954); K.P. Austin; Superior's Jacque and A.J. Ostheimer ANA Sale (August, 1975) lot 1030. Envelope Included.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24XD, PCGS# 6900)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2006
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