1836 - McCloskey 3-C       R3

1836 3-C obverse image 1836 3-C reverse image

Diagnostic Features

Obverse: Digit 6 right of center under curl; single forehead curl; star 13 close to denticles.
Reverse: No berry among the leaves; eagle does not have a tongue; 5 is 50% under arrow feather; D is 70% under branch.

Notes and Die States

Also Breen 6507; first head; small 5.

Variety occurs as a proof issue (NGC PR67, 9-23-13, Bonham's Tacasyl sale, lot #1012; this is not the Parmelee-Farouk-Pittman example); PCGS Coinfacts lists three known examples. The Smithsonian collection example is also this die-pair variety.

Coin illustrated is PCGS 62, acquired from Heritage Long Beach auction 2010, lot #1137.

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