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Lot 1166

1799 Draped Bust Dollar. Normal date. PCGS graded AU-50. Head and shoulders above the average bust dollar, even for this 1799, which is the most common date in high grade. Desirable blue and gold toning enhances both sides, giving the coin an antique appearance. As with most 1799 dollars, the strike is strong, and only a trace of weakness is noted on the upper reverse stars and the eagle's head. Average handling marks, including a faint pin scratch through Liberty's mouth, and another up from the inside point of star ten. This is a slightly better variety, which in this grade is probably in the top dozen known for the die pairing.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from B. Max Mehl on May 4, 1946 for $20.00.

Realized $3,795

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