Ex Dr. Charles Link Overton coined the quaint moniker, laced lips, to identify this variety. It helps to have a high-grade example, as here, to confirm his observation. No doubt about it! Liberty’s lips appear sewed together. More important, the coin is as fresh and lustrous as the day it was struck. A few toning dots survived the professional dipping. The surfaces are free of hairlines, with only miniscule contact marks. The coin is flashy, solid for the grade and offers superior eye appeal.
Estimate: $1,800 to $2,200
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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist 4400 Keller Ave.,
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