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Lot 1098

1801 Draped Bust $1 B-3, BB-213. Rarity 3. PCGS graded AU-55. Struck with elongated dentils at the obverse right, fading away to a tight thin rim along the left side. A smooth gray example with highly concentrated detail in Liberty's hair waves and curls, the shoulder area, and even a full lovelock on the neck, with about the only area of weakness the lower curve of the bust. Stars at the left are sharp; those along the right-hand side weaken to flatness by the 13th one. For its part, the reverse shows just outstanding detail, including full E PLURIBUS UNUM on the ribbon, and nicely delineated shield stripes and horizontal lines. The only flatness is in the area of AMERICA which does not rise off the surface in as sharp a detail as on some other varieties, but this is nitpicking. The entire coin is a real charmer to examine and describe for you.Pop 1; 1 finer in 62. Only 4 examples graded for the variety at PCGS. (PCGS # 40085) .
Estimated Value $16,000 - 18,000.
Ex; Flanigan/Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $14,950

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