Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Lot 386

1797 S-139 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center. Sharpness VG10 but covered with very fine roughness on all but the high points, which are smooth. No verdigris and only a few minor contact marks, including a couple hairline scratches hidden in the natural patina on the head. Slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown with darker olive brown toning in the fields and protected areas. Double struck. The first impression was 25% off center to K-8 and the second was centered on the planchet. The date of the first strike shows in the dentils just left of the stronger second date and TY from LIBERTY is easily visible on the forehead. Ample evidence of the off center strike shows on the reverse as well, including MERICA in the wreath right of ONE CENT. A neat error, just not very pretty.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:30.

Realized $460

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