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Lot 2894

1800 Draped Bust Dollar. "AMERICAI". . B-11, BB-191 Rarity 5. PCGS graded VF-35. Shades of light blue gun metal grey colors with a few old hairline strokes on the portrait. A desirable Red Book variety. This is by far the rarer of the two AMERICAI varieties (same reverse used on both BB-191 and BB-192). BB-191 dollars survive to the extent of an estimated 200 to 350 coins, ranking it among the scarcer issues of a year with many elusive varieties. The desirability of BB-191 is greatly increased by the AMERICAI feature on the reverse, of course, which is the result of a stray mark from a punch that is in the right position to make it appear (with some imagination) as the letter I, hence AMERICAI. Bolender thought to label it as "excessively rare" and noted that it took him 35 years to find a specimen! Don't let the grass grow under your feet that long before you place your bid. Pop 1; 1 finer in 50. (PCGS # 40081) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,500.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Duplicate Bust Dollar Collection.

Realized $2,645

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