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1798 $1 Pointed 9, 4 Vertical Lines B-10 BB-109 Draped Bust Dollar PCGS MS61

Status: SOLD

Cert #:27942491
B-10, BB-109, R-5
Bowers Plate Coin (Second Edition)
Finest Known example of this Die Marriage
Only Mint State Example Known.

Product Description


This is the finest known example of this R-5 die marriage, and the only Mint State example ever seen by me in my 33 years of researching and collecting the early dollars 1794-1803. I first saw this specimen in a dealer's case at a major show in the late 1990s. I looked at this coin, recognized it as a Condition Rarity, left the dealer's table and came back 15 minutes later. It had been sold. I next saw it at Heritage Auctions when I was consulting on and cataloging over 150 higher grade early dollars for Heritage. This was the collection of Michael Herring which was sold by Heritage in January 2002. Warren Miller bought this specimen in this sale (Lot 7202). It was graded NGC MS62 at this time, and was later crossed into a PCGS MS61 holder where it resides today. It is struck from a late state of the dies with some thin die cracks noted on both sides.


Ex. Col. E.H.R. Green, World's Greatest Collection:35 (F.C.C. Boyd); Adolph Friedman; 1949 A.N.A. Sale: Michael Herring (HA January 2002:7202); Warren Miller

Additional Information

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
PCGS Coin Number 40026
Denomination Type Draped Bust Dollar
Numeric Denomination $1
Grade MS61
Designation No
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type Business
Circulated/UnCirc Uncirculated
Holder Variety B-10 BB-109
Country of Origin The United States of America
Grade Add On NONE
Cert # 27942491