1799 B5 and BB157 Silver Dollar

1799 split

Sold for: $822,500

Heritage Auctions described this as the "finest known 1799-dated dollar," as well as the best surviving dollar from the era with a draped bust and heraldic eagle. It was in Newman's collection for over 50 years.

First published November 20, 2013: 2:40 AM ET

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