1804 1C, BN MS (PCGS# 1504)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 65
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This so-called restrike of the key-date 1804 Draped Bust Cent was produced circa 1860 from a modified 1803-dated obverse die with the reverse of the 1818 Matron Head Cent. As typical of the type, this piece is fully Unc with dominant medium-brown patina to both sides. The obverse, however, does exhibit a remarkable degree of medium-orange luster for a type that is usually offered fully toned. Free of post-production detractions, and among the nicer Restrike 1804 Cents that this cataloger has seen in recent offerings.