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Sale 63

Lot 893

1798 B-9, BB-121 Rarity 5. PCGS graded AU-58. Housed in a new secure plus holder. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety. A sharp strike for the variety. Attractive shades of gold and russet can be seen scattered throughout. Bold centers including the shield and neck feathers on the eagle, with complete E PLURIBUS UNUM impressed into the ribbon. Nearly full stars above the eagle. Sharp rims, beautiful toning.

1798 BB-121 has an estimated population of 300 to 500 pieces, enough that the specialist can find one with some searching, and probably will have to pay no more than a "type" price. Most specimens of BB-121 are seen in lower grade levels, though. The variety becomes a rarity in About Uncirculated grade and may be unknown in full Mint State, if today's strict grading interpretations are used (PCGS # 40038) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000.
Ex: Cardinal/Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $17,825

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