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Lot 1242

1861/0. PCGS graded MS-67. CAC Approved PQ. Well struck with lovely golden toning. A wonderful type coin. This is tied with one other for the finest known of this rare and somewhat unusual overdate. The remnants of something, thought to be an 0, are clearly present on the left side of the second 1 in the date. Breen thought is was an overdate too, although at least two obverse dies show identical features giving some experts pause, as the raised area left of the second 1 could simply have been caused by a defective date punch. Regardless, study and photography help settle these issues in time. Here is a satiny example in superb gem condition for the specialist to ponder. The luster is bright and fresh, and the coin has delicate gold toning around the rims. Sharply struck except for a small area on the upper left wreath. Likely one of the finest known, and best preserved, of this overdate variety. Pop 2; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 4380) .
Estimated Value $3,800 - 4,000.

Realized $5,980

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