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Lot 5055

1798 B-26, BB-114 Pointed 9 Close Date Rarity 5. PCGS graded AU-55. Subset of PCGS # 40018. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. An very fresh and original toned specimen that you can use as a benchmark for other examples that share this grade. While the strike is forthright and crisp on some 1798 die varieties, it is usually only reasonably full, yet without doubt few of the head and shoulder details are left to the imagination on this extremely bold, indeed downright sharp BB-114 example in Dr. Hesselgesserís set!

The change to the heraldic eagle may seem arbitrary after so short a time with the Small Eagle reverses (1795-98), but almost certainly was done to be in line with standard European practice. Nearly all of those countries used their coat of arms on the reverse of their coins. The U.S. gold and silver coins followed Scot's design for the Great Seal of the U.S., in which the national arms were affixed to the displayed eagle's breast. Pop 1; 1 finer in 61 for the variety (PCGS # 40031) .
Estimated Value $9,000-UP.
Ex: Cardinal Collection; The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $8,913

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