1807 1C S-271 "Comet", BN MS64BN Certification #13470623, PCGS #36454

Owner's Comments

S271 Eliasberg/Husak (Noyes 35053)

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Sheldon 271 is known as the "Comet" variety because of a raised die defect that runs from the left rim just above 9:00 through Liberty's hair, cheek, and mouth, to the rim at 3:00.  In early states of the die, the defect had not yet formed.  Then, the dies clashed (crashed against each other with no planchet between them), causing heavy clashmarks on the obverse.  Eventually, the "comet" formed behind Liberty's head.  As the die deteriorated further, the "comet" became more pronounced and raised marks appeared in the dies paraellel to the flaw.  Coins with a pronounced "comet" carry the largest premiums.

Only a few Mint State examples are known of the S-271, including one or two which retain enough original, red color to merit a Red-Brown designation.  The best certified example is the PCGS MS65BN from the Thomas D. Reynolds Collection.

Diameter
28.00 millimeters
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Plain
Mintage
829221
Weight
10.89 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
21
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
2 PCGS MS63BN PCGS grade PCGS MS63BN PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade