Estimated grade. Ex. Menjou; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1950) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7975
David Akers (1975/88): Like the 1847, this date is definitely uderrated and undervalued. Choice specimens are very rare, the only strictly uncirculated piece that I have seen being the one purchased by Harry Bass at the Scanlon Sale. Some examples of the 1849 are offered as "overdates" but every such specimen that I have seen merely showed recutting of the 9 rather than an 8 beneath it. The position of the date is distinctly different than it is on the 1848, and the date is also markedly smaller. Therefore, in my opinion, no such thing as an overdate exists.
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