Lot Number 35
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1818/7 Sm. 8 - O.102a R.2 PCGS AU 58 CAC
Cartwheel luster rolls beneath a handsome veneer of pale gold toning. Signs of actual circulation are missing. The small 8 overdate of 1818 is generally considered a tougher die pair than either of the large 8 varieties, O.101 and O.103. The O.102 die was almost certainly prepared by Robert Scott (no notch in star 13); John Reich’s failing eyesight led to his retirement in 1817. Est. $3,000 to $3,500.