Lot #22. 1801 Draped Bust Cent. S-221. Rarity-2. 100/000. Genuine--Code 94, Altered Surfaces (PCGS).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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One of several popular Guide Book varieties for the 1801 Draped Bust Cent, S-221 features a corrected fraction in the reverse denomination with a 1 cut over the first (errant) 0. This is an uncommonly bold-looking survivor with little to report in the way of even light wear. The strike is typically bolder on the obverse than it is on the reverse, but both sides are well centered with more than sufficient detail for a large Cent of this type. Curious golden-orange color and a somewhat glossy texture are noted, but we see no significant abrasions, carbon flecks or other blemishes. AU Details.