An amazing specimen from an old time collection, this coin ranks not only as the single finest BB-164, but is also one of the very finest of all Draped Bust dollars. Undoubtedly an early strike from the dies, it displays a smooth, rather prooflike obverse. In contrast, the reverse exhibits exceptionally frosty luster, creating booming cartwheels. Image.
Heritage 12/1987:712 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:43, $120,750 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11484, $161,000
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