Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Lot 387

1798 S-145 R3 Large 8, Style I Hair VG8. Double Struck. Slightly sharper but the obverse is covered with very fine porosity. No verdigris or notable signs of contact, although a small, dull rim nick over the left side of the I in LIBERTY can be used to help identify this cent. Rather glossy steel brown and chocolate with a small splash of dark olive toning at the ER in LIBERTY (the one from the off-center strike). Double struck, the first impression about 15% off center to K-9 and the second properly centered on the planchet but rotated 40 degrees CW relative to the first (although the sequence of the two strikes is uncertain). Both dates are complete and clear. A remarkable double mint error. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VG10 (the PCGS label is included, and it mentions the off center double strike). DWH #3174.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova 5/06.

Realized $5,175

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