Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 5050

1798 B-11, BB-111 Pointed 9 Close Date Rarity 3. PCGS graded EF-40. CAC Approved. Subset of PCGS # 40018. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. An hard to die break whose length suggests the die must have given way and broken soon after this coin was struck. This appears to be Die State VII of eight states described in Bowers. Nicely struck throughout with the design with good details in the hair, drapery, and throughout the reverse. It has no bothersome distractions; plus the rims are choice, free of breaks or bumps. A lengthier discussion of the die break feature can be found in the next Lot. Pop 1; 2 finer in 45 for the variety .

Die note: According to the Bowers encyclopedia, the 1798 BB-111 "is in the medium range of scarcity among dollars of this date. An estimated 201 to 500 exist. A perusal of auction data dramatically reveals that VF is a high grade for this issue, and that an EF specimen is noteworthy. The average grade of F-19 is one of the lower figures among 1798 silver dollars. This issue circulated extensively, to say the least. Does even a full AU coin exist?" (PCGS # 40028) .
Estimated Value $6,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $4,830

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