Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Lot 385

1797 S-139 R1 PCGS graded AU58. Double Struck Slightly Off Center with Rotation. Choice glossy chocolate brown with very attractive surfaces. Nearly flawless. The only marks are a couple tiny pinpricks in the field behind the head and another close over the right top of the E in CENT. Boldly double struck. The first strike was 5% off center to K-10 while the second was centered on the planchet and rotated 30 degrees CCW relative to the first impression. Much of the date from the first strike is clearly visible left of the second date. Additional strong evidence of the first strike shows on both sides, and the legend outside the wreath reads "UNITEDSTATTATES A AMERICA". M-LDS, Breen state IV, with die cracks and minor swelling on both sides. A beautiful cent and a remarkable mint error. Our grade is EF40+, close to EF45. The PCGS label mentions the error and calls it "Double Struck in Collar".
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Stack's (privately) 9/15/99-Michael Arconti-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:29.

Realized $10,925

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