The more common of two "experimental" edge-ornaments found in 1809. The XXX edge variety brings a hefty premium, double or triple the price of normal edge 1809s. The 1809 III edge in higher grades, as here, typically sells for 15% to 20% more than normal edge examples. Tim acquired this flashy coin in February 2012 via private treaty. Pale amber toning surrounds the brilliant centers. Luster is first rate for the assigned grade. The central devices are bold except for the eagle's right-side claws.
Estimate: $1,800 to $2,200
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