1804 1/2C C-5 Spiked Chin, BN MS (PCGS# 35152)

The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money

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1804 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-5. Rarity-4. Manley Die State 5.0. Spiked Chin. AU-50 (PCGS). The deep golden-brown surfaces verge on chocolate-brown in places. The devices are bold for the grade and the chin "spike" is plainly evident, as are the screw thread-marks in the field at Liberty's chin. Completely unmarked to the naked eye, and choice for the grade as such. Manley Die State 5.0. "Obverse: Bulge visible in the right field. Reverse: The bisecting crack is heavy. A new crack is heavy through the wreath stem below O in OF. The crack extends very faintly up through the triplet leaf to the base of O in OF, and faintly down through the doublet leaf, joining the bisecting crack above AL in HALF. The usual state." PCGS# 35152. Provenance: From the Michael Demling Collection. Acquired at a coin show in Salina, Kansas, May 21, 1983. Collector envelope with attribution and pedigree notes included.
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