Cert # 1776966-023
Coin Number 24
This is a much scarcer die pairing that employs a short lived obverse die that soon cracks, with the aging reverse used since 1799 and again in 1800 to coin eagles. Quickly identifiable by star eight being away from the cap. This example is simply splendid, with full mint frost and glorious eye appeal on both sides. The strike is sharp throughout save for the two central high stars on the reverse, which are softly impressed as always seen (this area directly opposite Liberty’s high shoulder where the strike never had enough pressure to fully impress both of these opposing devices). The surfaces are satiny and free of all but a few faint signs of contact, keeping this coin near the gem level. Another memorable coin that offers a desirable combination of rarity, condition census quality, and strong visual appeal.