VCD Auction #3:
1807 ½ Cent Mint Error D/S 1st Strike 85% O/C PCGS AU50
Half cent mint errors are very rare, and this double struck Draped Bust half cent is no exception to that rule. The fields are smooth chocolate brown with touches of original luster. The first strike, being 85 percent off center, is best seen on the reverse at 6 o’clock, followed by 11 o’clock on the obverse. As is the case with first strike off center, second strike full, much of the off center detail is missing from the coin, but this piece shows well the error of the first screw press. Half cent planchets were placed in the screw press by hand, and due to few planchets available, it is no wonder this was restruck to ensure proper detail. A choice specimen for the collector of errors.
PCGS # E1104