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Sale 60

Lot 396

1798 S-174/175 R2/3 Small 8, Style II Hair G4. Obverse Brockage. Slightly sharper with a trio of shallow dents on the lower portion of the obverse, the strongest of these in the hair left of the shoulder. Otherwise the surfaces are nice and smooth, free of notable marks or roughness. The 179 are weak but readable and the 8 is clear. Glossy chocolate brown, darker in the protected areas and lighter on the high points. An obverse brockage strike with a normal obverse on one side and an incuse impression of that same obverse (brockage strike, struck against the obverse of a previously struck example that didn't eject from the coining press) rotated 30 degrees CCW from the normal obverse. The date on the brockage side is clearer than it is on the normal side, all 4 digits easily readable. Since this obverse die was used for both the S-174 and S-175 varieties, it is impossible to be sure which variety was being struck when this brockage error was minted. DWH #2285.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova 11/5/81-unknown-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:38.

Realized $5,290

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