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Sale 5

Lot 1314

The Extremely Rare 1828. Sharpness of AU-50 but lightly tooled on the obverse. A classic rarity in any grade! Breen enumerates only 8 coins that are known of this date, one in the Smithsonian and two with initials removed (including this coin). Amazingly, there are two die varieties known of the normal date, this as Breen-2B with the first star close to bust, and Breen-3B with the first star distant from bust. This coin appeared in the Rarcoa session of Auction '79 as Lot 1234. In the obverse fields something has been buffed away, probably initials or something similar, with the work rather well done. Cleaned some time ago. Starting to tone with a few copper spots on the lower obverse rim, and on the eagle's wings on the reverse. One of the rarest dates in the series, rarer than the 1819 and nearly as rare as the 1815. Seldom offered, and always in demand.
The list of known specimens is as follows:
1). Mint, Smithsonian Institution
2). Norweb, Proof.
3). Garrett: 470, AU
4). H. P. Smith, Clapp, Eliasberg: 386, AU
5). "DuPont", Baldenhofer, Wolfson, Naftzger, Auction '82: 1933, Uncirculated.
6). Davies-Niewoehner:561, Auction '79:817 Uncirculated.
7). Atwater, Carter: 663 initials in field.
8). This coin, Auction '79: 1234 with initials removed.

Realized $17,825

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