1855-O H10C Arrows MS (PCGS# 4361)

2004 ANA Signature Sale #352

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1855-O H10C Arrows MS65 PCGS. A thin die crack connects star 7, head, star 8, cap, and stars 9-13. Breen notes this issue as being "very rare in Mint State." The fact that this coin originally was produced in New Orleans no doubt accounts for its scarcity in high grades, as Southern coinage circulated extensively and was seldom set aside. It also probably accounts for the die rust (from a pitted die), perhaps from having been struck later in the calendar year from dies that rusted quickly in the New Orleans atmosphere. Blythe rates all Mint State pieces as R.4, and this is certainly approaches Condition Census at this level. The moderately toned surfaces exhibit varying shades of gray, red, and green. Well struck and a very attractive example of this scarce issue. Population: 9 in 65, 1 finer (6/04).
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