1796 $1 B-3 BB-62 Sm Dt Sm Lt F15

PCGS#: 39997

Owner's Comments

B-3,BB-62 SmDtSmLt. CC coin! Only TWO specimens recorded and this was the graded VF25 NGC coin, the second finest Known! Nicely toned. Many dollar experts thought this variety didn't exist as was the position of Jules Reiver in his book, "The United States EARLY SILVER DOLLARS 1794 to 1803" published in 1999! Page 29, "Now I am going to stick my neck out. I am saying that it does not exist." Jules Reiver had been looking for this coin, known to be a mule of the Obverse BB-61(B-4) with the Reverse of BB-63(B-2) or BB-66(B-1), for 30 years! Although reported by Bolender, no photo had ever been recorded and even in Bolender's Fourth edition it was stated that, "Most experts now question whether this variety actually exist." Note Obverse Die Dote above 1 in date (BB61) and on Reverse - berry under A in STATES (BB63 or BB-66)! This should be a VF25-30. R8!

Expert Comments

Diameter: 40.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot/John Eckstein Edge: Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage: 79,920 Weight: 27.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 F15 PCGS grade

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