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Lot 1502

1855 MINT ERROR. 5% Off Center @ 5:00. PCGS graded MS-63 PQ. A lovely well struck coin with rich golden toning and reflective surfaces. Gold coin mint errors are rarely encountered. A rare find for the error collector, an early gold piece that was struck off center. Somehow this one escaped the eagle eye of the quality control team at the Philadelphia Mint. Few errors ever do so, at least, not in the 19th century, and especially not when it came to gold coins! As can be seen by everyone in the photographs, the coin has delectable surfaces and a firm hard strike on the main devices. Liberty's profile is almost pristine. And it stands at attention from the more prooflike tendencies of the field which surround. For a coin that was struck off center, all of the stars are razor-sharp. Again, this points to an unusual set of circumstances since often off center strikes tend to be weak in areas. Just the coin for someone who wants something to Wow! the socks off their collecting friends! (PCGS # 7774) .
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.

Realized $11,500

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