Cert # 451683-003
Coin Number 105
This is one of just two known mint state examples of this date. Only 10,000 were struck for the year, and from that number perhaps 45-50 are known today. Most are in grades of VF to EF. This one shows a bold strike, clean surfaces with scattered light ticks, and rather strong eye appeal. The Norweb coin may be a tad finer, but not much. All others show varying degrees of wear and circulation. Struck at the depths of the Civil war with few coins circulating at that time, as gold and silver coins were hoarded pending the outcome of the war, then retained even longer as paper money flooded into circulation instead. Monetary disruptions were commonplace then. Somehow this one survived for us all to enjoy in this magnificent exhibit!