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Mail Bid Auction 48

Auction ends on January 11, 2019 6:00 pm EST

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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.

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
Oakland, California
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(510) 479-1585

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