Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 5059

1798 B-28, BB-118 Pointed 9 Close Date Rarity 3. PCGS graded AU-50. Subset of PCGS # 40018. In a new secure plus holder. Extremely rare high quality for a die pair when the obverse has been used for 5 previous varieties with one more to go; BB-119. Light silver gray with some subtle golden tones and splashes of remaining luster. Somewhat sharper at centers than you would expect, pleasantly so, with fair to middling detail at shoulder fold but better at the eagle's breast, likely due to the die swelling or unevenness in the strike. No marks or hairlines neither are there any scratches on this carefully chosen specimen. Remarkably nice for this variety. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 40035) .
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex: Luebke Collection; The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $7,188

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