Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Lot 371

1794 S-31 R1 G6. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip/Blundered Edge Letters. Glossy light to medium brown. The obverse is slightly sharper than the reverse, as usual. Smooth surfaces and no notable marks. Struck on a planchet with a rather large straight-edge clip (end of strip) at K-7 to K-9 on the obverse and over D-STAT on the reverse. This clip affected the Castaing machine which couldn't grip the planchet evenly in the clipped area, the result being a very large space between HUNDRED and FOR. The clip is positioned between the two words, and the edge lettering opposite the clip (LAR O) is missing (and would have been jammed together anyway due to the slippage). A decent lower-grade example of a straight-edge clip error. The blundered edge lettering is an expected bonus. DWH #2284.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 5/10/2000-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:6.

Realized $633

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