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Auction ended on January 10, 2020

Lot Number 82

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1828 Sq.2, Sm.8, Lg. Lets -  O.118a R.4 PCGS AU 55

Ex Dr. Charles Link, noted on the PCGS label.  An attractive coin with natural grey toning.  A paradigm AU 55.  Die breaks on the reverse tell an interesting story.  The die also appears on the 1829 Large Letters Reverse O.110.  Early die states of the 1829 O.110 come without reverse die breaks.  The same is true of the 1828 O.118.  Both die marriages also appear with reverse die breaks.  How can this be?  Remarriage is the answer.  The reverse die was first married to the obverse dated 1828 (offered here).  Then, still in perfect condition, it enjoyed a 2nd marriage with the 1829 O.110 obverse.  After die breaks occurred, creating the 1829 O.110a, the die was returned – or remarried - to its original partner, yielding the 1828 O.118a, a very scarce die state.  What fun!  Est. $500 to $600.

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