1846 50C 6 Over Horizontal 6 MS62 PCGS. CAC. FS-301....
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Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
Popular Variety, Rare in Uncirculated
It appears that the date punch from this era included the first three digits: 184. The final digit was punched separately, which allowed for the three-digit punch to be reused for 10 years but also created numerous positional varieties. One of the most popular is the Guide Book-listed 1846 6 over horizontal 6, which used the medium-sized puncheon. The final digit was initially punched sideways in error, then corrected with a second, upright punch. The horizontal digit can be prominently seen without magnification.
The underdigit is strongly evident on this piece. The striking details are sharp overall, but not completely brought up in all areas. The surfaces display reddish-golden and blue toning. PCGS has certified just 44 examples of this variety, and only seven are Mint State (7/11). A mere three specimens are graded finer than the current piece (all MS63).
From The Oliver Collection. (NGC ID# 24H6, PCGS# 6254)
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