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What Does "B-12A" Refer To In Description Of Draped Bust Silver Dollar?

 
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 Posted 10/16/2021  5:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DanK to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
That's my question! Thanks for responses.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DanK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Compete description on coin is "1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar B-12a ANACS XF-40" if that helps.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Correct me if I am wrong, but that should be the die pair (B-12) and the die state (a).
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 Posted 10/16/2021  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the "B" refers to the the original treatise on the varieties of these coins by Bolender (1950), as updated by Jules Reiver (1998).
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 Posted 10/17/2021  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coinfrog has got it right, In 1950 Milford H. Bolender published The United States Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803, a reference book based on his own specialized collection of Bust dollars. He described and illustrated each variety known to him at the time and assigned (B) numbers to each coin. The book was extensively revised by noted collector, Jules Reiver, in 1988. A second reference book, Silver Dollars & Trade dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, Vol. One, authored in 1993 by Q. David Bowers and Mark Borckardt corrected and updated the Bolender book. Each known variety was assigned a (BB) number.
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Thanks everyone!
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It's simply beautiful I know you can get anything if it was me I keep it for your collection
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