Lot #15. 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-8, B-7. Rarity-1. Spiked Chin. MS-64 BN (PCGS).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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This is a pleasing near-Gem with only minimal mottling to otherwise even glossy-copper patina. The only variation to this color, in fact, are a few speckles of pale sandy-tan tinting over and before the obverse portrait. With a bold strike and freedom from detracting blemishes, this high-grade type candidate is sure to see spirited bidding at auction. An otherwise plentiful die marriage of the 1804 Spiked Chin Half Cent, B-7 is surprisingly rare in Mint State.