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1794 Liberty Cap Cent. S-57. Rarity-1. Noyes Die State A. Head of 1794. Fine-12 (PCGS).

A fascinating mint error, oddly not identified by the grading service. The incuse reversed letters LIBE of LIBERTY are clearly visible left of the date, these having been imparted by a partial brockage strike involving the blank planchet of this coin against a finished obverse. This must have been at an angle, since these elements of LIBERTY are all that show. The heavier wear on the reverse area that opposes the extra letters supports the the theory, as the planchet would have been somewhat bent in the brockage strike and not fully straightened by the final impression. Thus, it wore faster than the rest of the reverse. Pleasing chestnut brown. Some minor verdigris spots and old, thin scratches are noted. An interesting coin for the copper specialist.

This item sold for $1,527.50

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