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Sale 65

Lot 5071

1798 B-8, BB-125 Pointed 9, 4 Berries Rarity 2. PCGS graded AU-55. Subset of PCGS # 40018. In a new secure plus holder. Condition Census. A very bright and highly lustrous About Uncirculated and a benchmark for other examples of this year that share this desirable near-Mint State grade. While the strike is bold and crisp in most areas, it is not quite full on a couple of the stars, mainly stars 2-4 which are rounded to flat, yet certainly few of the head and shoulder details are left to the viewer's imagination. Turning next to the reverse, everything is full and uncompromised, including full lettering on the scroll, where E PLURIBUS UNUM shows completely, as do the shield lines (the horizontal "chief") and vertical stripes. A resplendent example, in other words. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 40042) .
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex: Richmond Collection; Ex: Cardinal Collection; The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $10,063

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