Broadstruck 1857 N-1

Sharpness VF30 or a bit better but there is a dull dent on the rim under star 1 that’s strong enough to cause a bulge on the opposing rim over the A in STATES. This dent may have been caused by the collar post that normally does not contact a planchet but we can’t be sure (see a similar collar post indent error on a 1793 half cent from the Davy Collection, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/19/2010:2). Otherwise the only marks are some pinpricks under star 12. Choice glossy chocolate brown and the surfaces are flawless except for the marks already described. M-LDS, die state b. Broadstruck outside the collar, the diameter extended to 29.0 millimeters rather than the usual 28.0 as a result. A very rare type of mint error for a late date large cent.

Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/2003:155-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/19/2010:579 (includes the Holmes collection envelope and both lot tickets)




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