1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. B-4, BB-92. Rarity-5. BB Die State I-II (intermediate die state). Knob 9, 5 Vertical Lines. EF-45 (PCGS).
This is a scarce die pairing that is hard to find much finer than the present offering, and at this level is tied with a few others at the lower end of the Condition Census. The surfaces are toned with typical gunmetal-gray with blue and gold accents, and a degree of two-toned rubbed silver on the high points. Moderate circulation marks and a couple of shallow adjustments are noted on the upper obverse, and for identification there is a shallow rim mark centered over the Y of LIBERTY and a series of small nicks in the star field above the eagle. The strike is complete, but somewhat shallow in delivery as the devices are all present but not bold, again typical of this issue.
Pedigree: From the Freedom Collection.