Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 1299

1807 $5 Capped Draped Bust. Sharpness of AU-50 but with light obverse pin scratches. Frosty and bright, but one quickly notices an unfortunate pin (staple?) scratch across Liberty's face to the sixth star. The left obverse also has some minor scratches. Well struck and preserved otherwise. Along the upper rim a few faint adjustment marks can be seen.
Over the years many coins are auctioned which have pin or staple scratches. As stated over and over, coins and staples don't get along, in time, virtually every numismatist has removed a coin from a 2X2 holder and accidently scratched one side or the other. The only way to avoid this is to completely remove the staples before the coin is pulled from the holder. Trying to be careful only lasts until that one "oooopps".

Realized $1,495

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