1799/8 1C, BN MS (PCGS# 1446)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1306
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Deep golden tan with uniform microgranularity present. Undoubtedly cleaned at some long-ago time, now retoned. A classic key date rarity in the large cent series, both as an overdate, as here, and also the "normal" date variety. All the design elements are present if somewhat weak in places, and despite its shortcomings, the present piece is still desirable and should do well when it enters the auction arena.