|Goldberg Auctioneers||Auction||September 2009 Pre-Long Beach Auction #54 - 9/09 Hawaii Collection||Sep-2009|| Boldly Double Struck. Sharpness VF25 or slightly better but there is some very light pitting in the field before the face plus smaller spots of microscopic roughness elsewhere on the obverse, but most of that side is smooth. The reverse is a bit rougher, and most of it is covered with extremely fine granularity plus a sprinkling of tiny specks of greenish verdigris around the wreath and fraction. Reddish steel brown and chocolate, the obverse mostly glossy but the reverse closer to matte. Boldly double struck. The initial strike was properly centered on the planchet while the second was 10% off center to K-11 and rotated about 20 degrees CW on the obverse (CCW on the reverse, of course). Both dates are bold, although the top of the first was obliterated by the second strike. LDS, Breen state III, with obvious buckling at S-OF-A and traces of vertical die cracks or die flaking in the field before the portrait. Called VF20 net VG8 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes census. Removed from an ANACS slab graded VF details net F15 (the attribution and double struck feature are noted on the ANACS label, which is included). DWH #3170.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/98:106-Chris McCawley-Henry T. Hettger, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2196-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 5/06.
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