1804 1/2C C-1 Crosslet 4 Stems, BN MS (PCGS# 35140)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1433
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1804 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-3. Manley Die State 1.0. Crosslet 4, Stems. AU-55 (PCGS). This glossy and softly lustrous specimen displays golden-tan toning on the obverse that is somewhat deeper on the reverse. The strike was bold and the devices have been only slightly softened by the minimal stay in circulation. No marks of any measure greet the naked eye, and low magnification fails to yield a mark worthy of discussion here. Truly choice for the grade.<br />
Manley Die State 1.0: "Obverse: An extremely faint crack extends through the tops of BERTY. Usually higher grade specimens show all drapery lines. Reverse: No weakness yet at O in OF or ES in STATES. With the light curved crack as in States 5.0 and 6.0 of 1803 C-3, extending from the rim above the right arm of the second T in STATES, through the wreath, to the right border between ME. The wreath is usually well-struck. Faintly cracked through the tops of TED. Very scarce."