Double Struck 1804 C-11

Flipover Off Center Double Strike. Sharpness near EF40 but harshly cleaned and covered with microscopic porosity. There is a small patch of slightly deeper corrosion at the dentils left of the hair ribbon and another at the leaves under the second A in AMERICA. Double struck. The first strike was 40% off center showing an arc of dentils from the rim left of the lower curls through the hair ribbon into the hair and ear. Portions of the wreath are visible on the rim off the bust tip. Evidence of the off-center strike also shows on the rim over ED-ST. The other strike was properly centered on the planchet. A neat mint error, but this piece deserves a proper retoning. E-MDS, Manley state 2.0 early. HALF CENT is complete and shows only minor weakness from die swelling.

Ex Chris Young 4/19/1997 (during the EAC Convention)-R. Tettenhorst (The Davy Collection), McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/4/2011:276 (lot ticket included)




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