1834 - McCloskey 1-A       R3

1834 1-A obverse image 1834 1-A reverse image

Diagnostic Features

Obverse: Fancy or script 8; last digit 4 is 80% under the curl; 3 and 4 in the date are closely spaced.
Reverse: No berry among the leaves; eagle has a tongue; 5 is 40% under arrow feather; D is 20% under branch.

Notes and Die States

Also Breen 6501; first head; plain 4.

Variety occurs as a proof issue (NGC PR63, 1-5-2011 Heritage, lot #5334); another illustrated on the PCGS Coinfacts website at PR62. Breen lists these proofs as II-4, with two known examples.

Coin illustrated is an early die state: note the near absence of cracking through stars 3-5. This example is PCGS 55 (CAC approved) acquired from Douglas Winter Numismatics.

@Mark S. Ghiorso, ClassicHalfEages.com, December 2017