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Auction ends on August 14, 2019 6:00 pm CDT

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Lot Number 24


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1814/3 -  O.101"a" R.? PCGS AU 53


From the collection of Dr. Charles Link, noted on the PCGS label.  Here is a lovely coin and fascinating die state.  High rims and sharp dentils confirm an early die state.  So do a pair of stray die lines on the reverse (down from the eagle’s beak, up from its left wing). The obverse die breaks described by Overton are there (under the date and through stars 1-6 to cap).  In revising Overton’s treatise Don Parsley notes that the 101a die state should have a die break from the tip of the left wing though UNITED ST.  On this coin there is a wispy die break through STAT but nothing through UNITED or near the wing tip.  It is clear that the reverse die break originated above the A in STATES and worked its way west and south, through the legend to the left wing tip.  The pearl-grey coin has excellent luster for a mere AU 53.  There are no significant contact marks.  The PCGS label carries an attribution of “O.101.”  The coin is pictured in PCGS’ CoinFacts as an example of the rare [R.6] prime 1814/3 as well as in its cert verification resource.  The PCGS cert no. is 28725849.  Est. $2,000 and up

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Sheridan Downey, Numismatist
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