1804 1C Private Restrike, BN MS (PCGS# 1504)

2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114

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1804 1C Restrike MS62 Brown NGC. In his Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents, Breen writes that calling this piece a restrike is somewhat of a misnomer because it was struck with a crudely altered 1803 die outside of the mint premises. He suspects that John W. Haseltine is the source of these interesting "restrikes." Struck from heavily rusted dies, many of the details are somewhat faint, particularly on the reverse. A large die crack bisects the date and forms an ark until reaching the edge. Lovely chestnut and light brown toning overlay the surfaces, which display some luster underneath. EAC 60. From The Aspen Collection.
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