1799 $1 B-6 BB-162 MS62

PCGS#: 40053

Owner's Comments

B-6,BB-162. An exceptional coin with great toning and luster. The finest known according to the Bowers-Borchardt book, the Chaukley Specimen graded MS-63 in the book. It was in an NGC holder as an MS63 but alas PCGS downgraded it to an MS62. For now this is OK for my set but I truly believe it is better than a 62 or even 63! It is interesting to note that my first collection of early dollars was the mainstay of the Chaukley sale(Superior-1990), some 70+ coins including the best of the 1794's (2 1794 coins were in the sale). I always regretted selling my early dollar collection and when I finally discovered the Bowers-Borchardt Book with decent photos, unlike Bolender's book, I restarted my collecting of BB varieties! When was this? Answer - June 2005! This R4 has an Est.Pop. of probably 150-225. I had a difficult time finding this variety! Maybe R5?

Expert Comments

Diameter: 40.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage: 423,515 Weight: 27.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3170, not sold
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Thomas Chalkley Collection - Superior 1/1990:2863 - Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 9/5/2011:5091, $29,900 - Heritage 1/2013:5719, $31,725

3 AU53 estimated grade  
4 XF45 PCGS grade  
5 VF35 PCGS grade