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Lot 1179

1800 Draped Bust Dollar. PCGS graded AU-50. This coin is just about perfect for the grade. Dark gray and blue toning on both sides, clean surfaces and just a touch of wear on the high points of the design. This is a later die state, with faint cracks through the legend on the reverse, and a clash mark located near Liberty's bust from the eagle's wing. Identifiable by a very faint pin scratch below UNITE on the reverse and a tiny mark in the field just over the eagle's head. As perfect for the grade as any bust dollar seen. This particular coin is not noted in the Bowers-Borckardt survey, and is probably at the low end of the top dozen known for the variety. Bowers die state IV, and we note strong clash marks from the eagle's wing above and below Liberty's bust on the obverse, and faint drapery lines below OF in the field. There are two faint breaks through the C of AMERICA, and another through ER. Note also that the reverse die is rotated about 20 degrees counterclockwise.
Estimated Value $2,800 - 3,200.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Ira S. Reed in his final sale of March 30, 1946 for $21.00.

Realized $4,830

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