$1 1797 10X6 STARS PCGS MS64
Legend Numismatics is pleased to offer one of the FINEST graded 1797 $1.00. It is superior to all but one piece (the Flannagan MS65). This piece did not met reserve in our sale of the Bruce Morelan set of dollars.
Here was the listing:
FROM THE BRUCE MORELAN COLLECTION Ex. Col. Green and Eric Newman Collections, as noted on the insert. An incredible B-3, BB-71 that is easily one of the FINEST KNOWN examples for the date. A very important Small Eagle dollar for the collector, one that has only appeared on the market one time since Col. Green acquired it in the early 20th century. Plated in the 1993 Bowers-Borckardt Encyclopedia of U.S. Silver Dollars and listed as one of the Notable Specimens there, but not included in the 2013 revision. While the Jack Lee and Louis Eliasberg coins have been graded MS65 by NGC, the original cataloger of the Newman Collection noted: “We urge the readers to make their own comparisons. It is our opinion that this is the most eye appealing of the three.”
This is a truly stunning borderline GEM early dollar. Offering a SUPERB luster that gleams through the iridescent, original toning. Richer pewter-slate hues blend with lighter blues and hints of olive at the periphery, surrounding lighter silver-gray centers. For an early dollar, the luster shows a full, radial cartwheel band that enlivens the soft shades seen on both sides. While a strong glass reveals some minor “chatter” scattered about, there are no distracting marks of any kind, fully free of any adjustment marks. Sharply struck throughout, any weakness does not even warrant mention and the eye appeal is simply OUTSTANDING. Most of Eric Newman’s collection was acquired as a purchase of the Col. Green estate. This coin was purchased for $75. There are no prior pedigrees noted, and this coin does not appear to match the Cleneay or Mills coins, sold in 1890 and 1904 respectively and are untraced since.
PCGS 3, NGC 0, CAC 1. This coin was graded MS64+ CAC by NGC in November 2013. At one time it and realized a world record price of $440,625.00. We can not harp on anyone enough as toi how junky and cleaned most 1797’s are. This coin is AMAZING!