1904 Mills Sale Plate Coin

Glossy light to medium brown and steel. Smooth and quite attractive but there are a few defects. They are a thin but obvious fissure at the bottom edge of the obverse, a tiny pit that contains green verdigris between the A & U in AUCTORI, and a delamination from the top of the staff to the left side of the L in LIB. A minor planchet clip at the I in AUCTORI may also help identify this piece. Late die state. The tiny die repair to change AUCTOPI to AUCTORI is clear. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-2 leaving a few elements tight to the edge; the reverse is nicely centered on the planchet. The date is strong and the legends are clear. Called “Uncirculated” in the 2005 Ford sale, but there is a touch of friction on the highpoints. Comes with a nice provenance. Weight 135.0 grains.

Ex John G. Mills Collection, S. H. & H. Chapman 4/27/1904:334 (plated)-John J. Ford Collection, Stack’s 5/10/2005:480

LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1788-Connecticut-Miller-7-E-R5-Mailed-Bust-Left-AU50_i41781347

PRICE REALIZED 1,850.00

 

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