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    1809 S-280 Cent, Near Mint
    Die State II

    1809 1C S-280, B-1, R.2 AU58 NGC. Breen Die State II with the usually seen diagonal die crack descending from the E in STATES to the wreath. The die line above star 11 is absent, as it first appears on State III. The only die marriage of the date. A beautiful olive-brown example with powder-blue undertones and partial satin luster. Spots are virtually absent and a loupe locates only three minor hair-thin marks, one on the cheek and the other two near star 9. Classic Head cents are typically found dark, corroded, and/or worn, and those few pieces without any of those three characteristics are highly desirable. Our EAC grade XF40.
    Ex: Larry Lee; Phil Darby (5/14/2004).
    From The COL Steve Ellsworth Die State Collection. (NGC ID# 224R, Variety PCGS# 36466, Base PCGS# 1546)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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