Cert # 1276954-001
Coin Number 27
This is a rare die paring which pairs the always seen obverse die with a new reverse, this one with right foot of the E of STATES over the cloud, and the star just touching the upper part of the eagle’s beak. A thin die crack is noted to the right side of the eagle’s tail on the reverse, and this crack must have developed quickly and soon terminated this reverse dies use. Only 6 to 10 examples are known from these dies, and this one is quite respectable with full definition and only light wear on the uppermost devices. The surfaces are nice too, with minimal circulation marks and no distracting issues. This variety is tied with one other as the rarest 1803 die pairing to obtain.