Lot #21. 1798 Draped Bust Cent. S-167. Rarity-1. Style II Hair. VF-25 BN (NGC).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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We suspect that this piece corresponds to Noyes Die State C, although softness of strike along the left-reverse border allows us to positively identify only one rim break (as struck) outside the letters ST in STATES. The other two reverse rim breaks for this late die state--outside the letters NI and TE in UNITED--may have been obscured by incomplete striking detail. On the other hand, all other die cracks present on the Noyes plate coin for Die State C are readily evident on this piece, including those on both the obverse and the reverse. Pleasing chocolate-brown surfaces are well defined for the grade with no singularly mentionable abrasions. An appealing VF.