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Lot 1904

$2.50 Capped Head. 1831, Breen-1, Rarity-4. PCGS graded AU-55. Only a single die pairing known of this date, the reverse shows a recut U of UNITED and I of AMERICA. Hazy gold toning on both sides, the fields slightly prooflike but remnants are only present near the devices. Fully struck by the dies, and a rare type coin. Mintage of 4,520, of which perhaps 100 or so survive. A showpiece for an advanced collection (PCGS # 7671) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Ira S. Reed's Auction of December 2, 1944, lot 867, at $42.50.

Realized $8,338

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