David Akers (1975/88): This variety was struck during the latter half of 1842 and probably constituted approximately half of the 81,507 mintage for the year. The Large Date is of virtually the same rarity as the Small Date both in terms of total number of specimens available and in condition. Almost all known examples of this issue grade only VF or EF. A few AU pieces are also known but only the Grant Pierce coin was ever described as "Uncirculated". Since this variety was struck later in the year and proofs in the 1840's were usually struck in tiny numbers in the first few months of the year, no proofs of the Large Date were minted.
Goldbergs 9/1999:1820, $21,850 - Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
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