Breen Plate Coin

Choice glossy medium brown with darker chocolate brown toning covering the protected areas. A beautiful piece, smooth and free of planchet defects. The only contact mark is a dull diagonal nick on the back of Britannia’s head (although this may be a pre-striking void in the planchet). Struck noticeably off center to K-11.5 leaving parts of the legends and all of the date off the planchet. Later die state with strong die clashmarks on both sides and swelling on the left side of the reverse. Superior to the Perkins and Ford examples. This is the plate coin for Breen’s coin #846 on page 75 in his Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins. Weight 125.0 grains

1975 EAC Sale, Pine Tree Auctions, lot 255-Don Valenziano, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/11/1997:40 ($798)




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