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Lot 2257

1808/7 $5 Capped Draped Bust. . Breen-1A. Bisecting crack. PCGS graded MS-62. A hint of light golden toning. Scarce overdate. Breen-1A, the overdate variety described by Walter Breen as having a wide overdate, is considered quite rare in Mint condition and has a bisecting die crack from the rim at 1:00 through the bust and past the right side of the first digit 8. On this overdate obverse, the upright and crossbar of the previous 7 are visible within the top loop of the 8.

Thanks to modern photographic techniques this full color bright golden specimen displays its rich highlights to full effect. Sharp and appealing, and among the finest struck examples of the date certified by the grading service. The strike is convincing in all places, including outstanding detail on the eagle and shield. Choice, smooth surfaces, there is a faint hairline in the surface above the eagle's neck. Pop 5; 1 in 63; 2 in 64; 1 in 65. (PCGS # 8103) .
Estimated Value $17,000 - 19,000.

Realized $23,000

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