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Lot 1176

1799 Draped Bust Dollar. 8 stars left, 5 right. VG-8. Although a moderate grade, this coin is a delight to behold. First of all, it is the scarce 8 X 5 stars obverse, which was only used on this one die variety, and has been listed in the Guide Book for many years as an important major type variety. Second, this is a dramatic error, not just a double strike, but the coin flipped over between strikes, so the eagle's wing and scroll are visible on the bust, and best of all, Liberty's face gazes upwards from the star field above the eagle's head! This coin was subject to an article in the Coin World issue of August 12, 1996. The surfaces are very clean for the grade, and the fields are medium gray while the device lighter. Other traces of the initial strike are present, but most of this was obliterated by the second strike. An impressive error for the specialist.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 2,000.
From Bowers and Merena's LaRiviere part II Sale, March 2001, lot 344 and the John Haugh collection.

Realized $4,830

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