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Lot 533

1804 Restrike Uniface Reverse in Tin Judd-28 Rarity-8. PCGS graded MS-64. Frosty light silver fading to light silvery gray on the highpoints. Just a hint of friction on the highest points from mint state. Struck from a late state of the die (the 1820 N-12 reverse die, which reportedly was sold for scrap metal circa 1833 and subsequently lapped to remove rust and used privately in the 1860s to strike the 1804 "restrike" cents). A thin area in the planchet at RICA obliterates those letters. A nick on the leaf under T in CENT is the only post-striking mark of any significance. Only two uniface reverse examples are known, along with a single uniface impression from the obverse die used to produce these "restrikes." This reverse was also used to strike an 1810 cent on a similar tin planchet, so assigning this piece to the 1804 restrike is debatable. However, since the 1804 restrike obverse is known by a similarly struck uniface example and the 1810 restrike is not, the connection is logical. Weight 113.1 grains. Our grade is AU58. DWH #3245.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex the Honorable George M. Parsons-Henry Chapman 6/1914:348-Charles H. Shinkle-J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #278, 4/1932:3-Dr. James O. Sloss-Pennsylvania cabinet-Bowers & Merena 3/97:150-unknown-American Numismatic Rarities (via Chris McCawley) 8/18/2006.

Realized $8,913

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