1834 - McCloskey 3-B       R2

1834 3-B obverse image 1834 3-B reverse image

Diagnostic Features

Obverse: Fancy or script 8; last digit 4 is not close to the curl; 3 and 4 in the date are distant; tall upper serif on 1.
Reverse: No berry among the leaves; eagle does not have 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 PR61, 10-18-2012 Heritage, lot #5853). Breen lists these proofs as II-1, with eight known examples.

Coin illustrated is NGC 58 (CAC approved) acquired from Douglas Winter Numismatics.

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