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Lot 4420

1814/3 $5 Capped Head. . BD-1, Breen-6468, Miller-121. NGC graded MS-64. NGC holder 1897701-010. The only variety of the year. Only 15,454 pieces minted. A well struck frosty mint example with light clash marks as made. Shimmers with honey-color golden luster. A marvelous example for the Capped Bust Type. The light die clash referred to in the opening comments are visible as the stripes of the shield echoed in Liberty's hair and ear and also as light ghosting of the eagle's body around the field of Liberty. There is only the one die pairing this year, with a die center punch lump between curl and ear. Remnants of the earlier 3 are clearly visible at both sides of the top of the 4 and below its crossbar at left, and on both sides of the crossbar at right. The small "chip" out of one star point on star 13 points to John Reich as the maker of this die, since most numismatists agree this could not have happened without the conscious intervention by someone at the Mint. Perhaps as many as 100 examples survive, coins of this popular date/variety are quickly snapped up at auctions and on bourse floors. The reverse used on the 1814 overdates is the second of three uses for this die; the final use with the extremely rare and famous 1815 $5. Pop 8; none finer at NGC (PCGS # 8117) .
Estimated Value $45,000 - 50,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $48,875

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