Lot #12. 1814 Classic Cent. S-294. Rarity-1. Crosslet 4--4% Clipped Planchet--VF-25 (PCGS).
The September 2008 Beverly Hills Rarities Sale - 9/13/2008
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A rare Mint error to encounter on this type of coin, there is a 4% elliptical clip out of the planchet at 7 o'clock on the obverse. Dominant deep-brown patina with a bit of old, extremely light verdigris in the protected areas around some of the devices. There are no abrasions of note, and those devices that are fully present exhibit suitably bold definition for the grade. The date is clearly discernible despite its proximity to the clip.