1802 $1 MS64 NGC
B-6, BB-241, R.1. A common die pairing easily identifiable by the close, perfect date with a wide space between the 8 and 0. The reverse die was the same as was earlier used in 1801 (BB-212), in 1802 (BB-231), and even later in 1803 in several instances. The third cloud has a protruding spur, die flaws are below D and around D in UNITED. With an estimated population of 1,500 to 2,750 specimens, 1802 BB-241 is more frequently offered than all other varieties of 1802 combined.
This specimen exhibits a nice strike showing only minor softness on the typical highpoints of the eagle's breast and the junction of the right (facing) wing to the shield. It is a coin which has the distinction of choice, undamaged rims, original steel-gray color, and excellent eye appeal. The latter is what it is all about when collecting the classic early silver dollars of America. The toning exhibits very subtle shades of sea-blue over a base of deep argent-gray, the type of "old silver" color on both sides collectors cherish. A highly desirable, conditionally rare specimen. Even close examination with a loupe fails to reveal any notable marks, spots, or abrasions. This handsome offering should be the first stop for anyone considering the purchase of an Uncirculated Heraldic Eagle silver dollar. Housed in an older NGC holder. NGC Census: 14 in 64, only 5 are finer (all are MS65). (PCGS 6895)