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Lot 399

1798 S-179 R2 Small 8, Style II Hair G6. Double Struck over Off Center Obverse Brockage. Sharpness near F12 but covered with fine to moderate roughness under a slightly glossy dark olive and steel patina. No notable contact marks or verdigris. Close to VG7. Double struck. One strike was normal and another was an obverse brockage struck 65% off center to K-3. The 1 and some of the lower curls of the normal side of the off center strike are visible in the field before the portrait. The reverse displays an incuse impression of LI (from LIBERTY) right of the T in CENT from the off center brockage strike. This brockage impression does not line up with the obverse impression left by the off-center strike suggesting things were really jammed up at this point. An impressive multiple mint error (double strike, off center, obverse brockage). The date and legends are clear for what remains of the centered strike.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:39-2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:172.


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