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1798 $1 Knob 9, 5 Vertical Lines BB-96 Draped Bust Dollar PCGS AU50

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798 B-6, BB-96 Knob 9, 5 Lines Rarity 3. PCGS graded AU-50. Subset of PCGS # 40008. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. A high degree of smooth gray surface expands unimpeded across fields of this well struck and elusive high grade specimen. Let us impart to readers how thoroughly superior this coin is to the run-of-the-mill Bust Dollar in similar grade, regardless of die variety. Further, the strike is crisp in most areas, weíd like to say 100% bold, though some lack of detail may be noted at the breast feathers and horizontal lines in the shield "chief." Full E PLURIBUS UNUM on the scroll, however. The eagles head is ill defined, as are a few stars nearest the head. As they lie opposite the highest hair waves on Liberty from the opposing die, there often wasn't enough die oomph! to send the metal flowing into the deepest recesses of the dies in these areas. That said, the coin speaks for itself as being a World Class example in its grade and for the variety. Pop 2; 4 finer at PCGS for the variety, 1 in 53, 2 in 55, 1 in 61 (PCGS # 40011) . Realized $10,063 in 2011 Auction. Check out all the great US Coins, Currency, Ancients, World and Exonumia at Sarasota Numismatics. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this or any of our other extensive offerings.