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1796 1C S-104 LIHERTY, BN, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1796 1C S-104 LIHERTY, BN, MS
Date 1796
Grade F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 35849
Denomination 1C

1796 1C LIHERTY, S-104, B-45, R.3, Fine 12 NGC. When the die sinker prepared this obverse, he inadvertently punched the B in LIBERTY upside down, and then rotated his punch 180 degrees to cut that letter in the die. Serifs from the inverted B are visible at the top and bottom right of the repunched letter, giving the appearance of an H in LIBERTY to that obverse die. A few scattered marks are noted, with microscopic verdigris visible on each side. This piece exhibits intermingled tortilla-brown, olive, and umber toning on the obverse with olive-brown on the reverse. Our EAC grade VG8. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15346, realized $3360. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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