1826 1/2C Cohen 1, BN MS (PCGS# 35252)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1452
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This satin-smooth specimen is boldly lustrous and chiefly golden-tan but with a lively array of varied rose, orange, sky-blue, and chocolate iridescence throughout. The strike is sharp at the centers with some lightness in the obverse stars,a typical occurrence for the date and the design type. Pleasing to the eye and likely to see plenty of bidding attention.<br />
Manley Die State 5.0. "Obverse: Repolished die. Most of the die file lines right of the 6 are gone, with those remaining weak. The die file lines above the head are entirely gone. The dot-like vertical bar nearly touching the base of 2 and the repunching on 8 are gone. Reverse: Repolished die. The die file line from the left ribbon end to the U and the partial serif between the bases of D and S are weak. Usually with multiple overlapping clash marks within the wreath. One specimen, possibly the latest known, evidently has a lump at the base of A in HALF. Scarce."