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Lot 1376

1800. "Dotted Date" B-14, BB-194 Rarity 3. PCGS graded EF-45. CAC Approved. Light even grey toning. Clean surfaces with grand eye-appeal, the rims are problem-free as well. A choice example. This is the famous (to bust dollar collectors) Dotted Date variety. Several curious die breaks or cracks are visible inside and above first O in date. The tiny dot-like die breaks appear in many other places, particularly between L and I, under nose, before chin, below first star, and under the 6th and 7th stars. The steel used to make this die must have been defective, suggests the Bowers encyclopedia. "Star 8 is closer to the Y than star 13 is from the bust. Star 7 is a little farther from L, and star 1 is very distant from hair, over 3 mm. On the left, stars 2 and 3 are closer together than are any others; 1-2 and 34 are farther apart than are any others and are also misaligned in relation to each other. On the right, stars 8-9 are farther apart than are any others." Obverse die used to strike 1800 BB-194 only (PCGS # 6889) .
Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.

Realized $6,555

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