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Lot 3355

1839. Large letters. Type of '38. NGC graded AU-58. Lightly toned with semi reflective fields. A couple of small marks on the jaw line can be used as points of reference. A scarce type coin. A showy two-year design with a cocktail of underlying luster, frosty to satiny, around and within the immediate devices, luster that breathes life into the light golden color highlights, which are nicely struck with crisp details aplenty. A rarity in this series. Designs show the distinctive hand of Christian Gobrecht, chief engraver at the Philadelphia Mint at the time (his tenure at the Mint would last until 1844). Pop 34; 10 finer (PCGS # 8576) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.

Realized $12,650

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