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Lot 5123

1801 B-4, BB-214 Close Date Rarity 4. PCGS graded AU-55 PQ. CAC Approved. Subset of PCGS # 6893. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. An incandescent and sparkling coin whose satiny beauty comes with fully defined design features plus a torrent of varying luster underneath the light to medium gray toning. It is easy to see this piece was delivered a hard blow by the dies on the screw press, or as some researchers believe, the dies might have been nearly new and carefully set in the equipment to impart the requisite force, and boy was the force imparted and the sharpness revealed on the struck planchet! Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety .

Die note: The distance from I in date to curl is a tiny fraction of the distance from star 8 to upper right serif of Y. So-called Close Date, figures evenly spaced. The first 1 is very close to curl, the last 1 in date distant from bust. The 8th star is about as near to Y as last star is from bust, slightly under 1 mm. Star 7 is about 1.5 mm. distant from L, and star 1 is about the same distance from curl. Right serif of I is lower than left serif of B (on BB-211 through BB-214, the serifs are level). Obverse die used to strike 1801 BB-214 only (PCGS # 4086) .
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $21,850

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