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1798 S-149, B-5 Cent, XF Details
Double Struck

1798 1C First Hair Style -- Double Struck, Second Strike Off Center, Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. XF. S-149, B-5, R.5. Our EAC Grade Fine 12. Breen Die State III, with die bulging at the upper right reverse. This reddish-chocolate cent has minor pitting on the obverse, and red and green verdigris on the reverse. Boldly double struck with the first strike centered and the second strike about 10% off-center to 11 o'clock. The appearance is dramatic with two complete dates, the second above and left of the first. This piece and the other double struck S-149 in the Mervis Collection make a dramatic pair that should be kept together. Noyes grades this piece VF20 sharpness, VG8 net, and tied for sixth finest in his census.
Ex: Superior (6/1998), lot 106; Chris McCawley; Henry T. Hettger; Superior (2/2001), lot 2196; W.M. Wadlington (Via Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley, 5/2006); Dan Holmes (Goldberg Coins, 9/2009), lot 272.
From The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 2244, PCGS# 1431)

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