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Lot 1487

1800. . BD-2, Blunt 1, Breen-6438. PCGS graded MS-60. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Only 37,628 pieces struck. A nice bold strike. Light golden toning. Estimated mintage for 1800 is 15,000 to 30,000 total for the date, and perhaps 7,500 to 12,500 for BD-2 variety. The mintage figures reported for the years 1799 to 1801 probably include coins dated 1798, 1799, and 1800 (there are no coins with the date 1801). This obverse die is the result of improvements in die making, according the Dannreuther. It is used for the four available varieties of 1800 and, despite repeated clashing, it probably produced over 15,000 coins without breaking. The blunt 1 seen on this obverse is the result of the flag breaking from the punch, though to be in the making of the first 1800 obverse die (used for BD-1). This broken punch is also used on both the 1802/1 dies, both 1803/2 dies, and two of the 1804 obverse dies! A handsome coin all things considered, from its original patina to the natural luster, and design detail. Light adjustment lines are noted through the lower reverse. Rims full and perfect. Eye-appeal second to none in this grade class giving it a large advantage over competitors for your coin buying dollars. Pop 9; 59 finer (PCGS # 8082) .
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.

Realized $13,225

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