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Obverse of 1796 Silver Dollar - Bolender 2       Reverse of 1796 Silver Dollar - Bolender 2


From Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1580, where it was described as follows:
1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle Small Date Small Letters Bolender-2 NGC XF45. A scarcer variety with this date and letter-size combination. The coin is nicely centered on a problem-free planchet, the toning varies from light brownish silver to deeper gray (at the letters and around the stars). Carefully preserved, "fresh" and original, it will undoubtedly draw much attention and, we feel certain, will command a strong premium over that of a commoner variety. Mintage in 1796: 72,920."
Price Realized = $4,025.00

Recent appearances:
Choice About Uncirculated, The Second Finest Seen.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1138, "Bolender 2, High Rarity-4, Small Date, Small Letters", plated, sold for $13,225.00 - Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier from the Howard Newcomb Collection; B. Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Charles Green Collection, April 1949, lot 1978; Stack's sale of the Harold Bareford Collection, October 1981, lot 407.

PCGS VF-25.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 526, "BB-63, B-2, Rarity-4, Small Date, Large Letters", illustrated, sold for $3,220.00