Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 63

Lot 887

1798 B-20, BB-102 Rarity 5. PCGS graded AU-50. Housed in a new secure plus holder. Pop 1; 1 finer in 58 for the variety. Calming golden tones lightly accent both sides of this almost uncirculated example. Quite attractive inasmuch as it shows lustrous around the main devices, and within those devices, choice, injury-free rims, and smooth, clean surfaces.

Devices are sharp in all areas, as struck, as desired by collectors, which the grading service has taken into consideration in assigning the grade, as also desired by collectors. About the only area on the reverse where one can say the sharpness might be better is along the edge of the left wing where PLURIBUS crosses. BB-102 is in the medium range of scarcity among silver dollars of 1798. Probably somewhere around 75 to 125 are known.

Later die state with a heavy rim break (which in its early development is often mistaken for a bruise or a nick) below the eagle's tail, extending to the last A in AMERICA (PCGS # 40019) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 10,000.
Ex: Hesselgesser/Queller Collection.

Realized $7,188

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