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Lot 2875

1797 Draped Bust Dollar. 10 stars left, 6 right. NGC graded EF-40. Obverse adjustment marks. Lightly toned with varying shades of "old silver" patina that gives it away as a coin whose residence in old-line collections of the past is assured. Never cleans or doctored in any way, the coin is a standout among early small eagle silver dollars. This obverse has 16 stars, with six at right facing bust. A die dot close to the bottom right of the second digit makes the date read 17.97 (some imagination is required); the last 7 is high. The star arrangement of 10 stars to the left and six to the right is unique in the dollar series and this obverse die was used to strike 1797 BB-71 only. Paired to it is a reverse with large letters in the legend. There are eight berries in left branch. A leaf ends under the middle of the E in STATES. Three leaves below eagle's wing. Similarly, this die was used to strike 1797 BB-71 only. Pop 8; 34 finer (PCGS # 6865) .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.

Realized $6,728

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