Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Lot 369

1794 S-24 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center with Planchet Clip. A bit sharper with some minor roughness and a few contact marks including a pair of dull nicks at the eye. Traces of waxy dark greenish verdigris can be found in the roughened areas, but it is not distracting. Rather glossy dark olive brown. LDS with heavy swelling in the center of the reverse that obliterates ONE CENT. This piece was double struck. The first impression was centered on the planchet and the second was 10-15% off center to K-11.5 creating two dates. The second date is weak but easily readable and the 4 from the first strike is clearly visible under the bust tip of the second impression. Additional evidence of the initial strike is visible on both sides. There is a curved planchet clip under the date area as well, so this is a double mint error. Not the most attractive cent in this sale to be sure, but how often is a clearly double struck 1794 cent with 2 dates available in any grade?
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg's 9/14/08:306.


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