Lot Number 94
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1822 - O.103 R.5- PCGS XF 45 CAC
A pleasant surprise for the consignor when I told him that he’d “cherried” an R.5. The streaks at star 7 and atop the left wing are “drift marks,” imperfections in the planchet strips that survived the imperfect refining processes of the early Mint. They affect eye-appeal, of course, but must not be viewed as damage. This lightly circulated rarity retains much of its original luster. Struck from an early state of the dies. Est. $900 to $1,250.