First Draped Bust Silver Coin Acquired
I believe I am up to 10 1796-98 Draped Bust Large Cents at this point, but in the 10 years I have been collecting I never went and bought a Draped Bust silver coin.
Then I was offered this for $120. The coin is a bit beat up but the details were simply too nice to pass up for what is basically Fair-2 money.
Interestingly early quarters feel a lot more like 2 Reales than they feel like modern quarters, moreso than other early denominations. They are quite a bit larger in diameter and thinner. Now that I have one of these I would love to see a 1796 in hand.
The variety on this one is B-9. A common but visually interesting variety that develops a large bisecting obverse die crack in the late states. Hope you enjoy this coin.
"You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."