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Lot 1902

$2.50 Capped Head. 1825, Breen-1, Rarity-4. PCGS graded AU-55. A rare date that is seldom offered at all, especially in such high grade. This particular one boasts desirable coppery gold toning around the devices, slightly prooflike fields and a strong strike on both sides. Examination will note that the fields have a generous scattering of handling marks, none by themselves problematic, but collectively worth noting. Identifiable by a small tick on the lower left point of the sixth star, and another small field nick behind the back of Liberty's cap between the ninth and tenth stars. Mintages stalled at 4,434 for the year, and most of these were melted or lost. Perhaps 100 exist today, most in circulated grades well below the grade of this example (PCGS # 7664) .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Barney Bluestone on November 13, 1944 for $100 as "practically uncirculated".

Realized $8,913

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