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Auction ends on January 5, 2024 6:00 pm EST

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Lot Number 67


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1827 Sq. Base 2 -  O.124 R.5 PCGS VF 30


The `27-124 is one of those dastardly difficult die marriages.   Attribution is a problem.  Note the drawn stars and absence of dentils.  The worn obverse die was first used on the 1827 O.135.  A short, horizontal curl under the I in LIBERTY is the key for cherry pickers.  Veterans call it the “ED Curl,” honoring Elton Dosier, who was the first to equate Overton’s obverse 17 [O.124] with obverse 22 [O.135].  This unassuming 1827 displays original grey toning, lighter on the devices.  The surfaces are problem-free save for a nick between TA of STATES.  The PCGS holder carries an obsolete attribution, “O.124a.”  The BHNC properly delisted the subvariety in 2020.  The notion of a distinct die state arose in 1990 when Don Parsley was preparing the 3rd revision of Overton’s tome.  I won’t go into the details here.  

Estimate: $1,000 to $1,500

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