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Lot 1157

1798 Draped Bust Dollar. Heraldic eagle reverse, large eagle, 10 arrows. PCGS graded EF-45. A choice coin for the grade with natural yellow gray tones on both sides and well struck by the dies. This is a fairly early die state, with the die line above the right serif of the L in LIBERTY just forming. Minor adjustment marks on the reverse. Our consignor believes this coin to be double struck near the N of UNITED, but we could find no evidence of a second strike, but there are some adjustment marks in that area. Overall, this is a very nice coin for the variety or type collector.
As a quick aside, this is one of the most commonly misattributed Bust dollars, many times BB-108, B-13 is called BB-109 or B-10 in error. Both varieties were struck with the same obverse die, and the reverse is similar but can quickly be told apart by the three lower stars above the right wing and scroll, on the BB-108, B-13, the middle star is below the line formed between the three stars, on the rare BB-109, B-10, the middle star is above the imaginary line.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 3,000.
From the John Haugh collection.

Realized $2,760

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