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Sale 65


 
Lot 5044

1798 B-21, BB-107 Pointed 9, 10 Arrows Rarity 5. PCGS graded AU-58 PQ. Subset of PCGS # 40018. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. A boldly original, satin-luster drenched coin with strong fundamental features. Nicely struck, indeed more totally so than just about any variety of 1798 up to this point with design features that collectors will give special mention to. The problem-free fields and devices also support medium gray to deeper shades of old-silver color with glints of golden interspersed.

Only 10 arrows plus a stick (headless arrow) between the 2nd and 3rd shafts from the right. Five small berries, two top ones closest together. Point of leaf under left lower tip of I in AMERICA. Star distant from eagle's beak. Arc star pattern. Die crack along right wing tip, top of AM to border above E. In the later state of this reverse (used to coin 1798 BB-108), this reverse die was relapped, and just 10 arrows are visible, but no headless stick. 1798 BB-107 was struck before 1798 BB-108. This reverse die used to strike BB-107 (earlier state) and 1798 BB-108 (later state, lightly relapped). Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety. The Finest Known.

Rarity level: 1798 BB-107 falls in the scarce category among dollars of this date. Less than 75 examples known. As is the case with any other dollar variety of this date, the potential exists for more to be discovered (PCGS # 40024) .
Estimated Value $18,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.


 
Realized $18,000
 



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