1837 - McCloskey 1-A       R4

1837 1-A obverse image 1837 1-A reverse image

Diagnostic Features

Obverse: Block style 8; 7 right of center under curl; double forehead curl.
Reverse: Small berry among the leaves; eagle does not have a tongue; 5 is 40% under arrow feather; D is 85% under branch.

Notes and Die States

Also Breen 6511; large date; small 5.

Variety occurs as a proof issue (Smithsonian collection; their specimen is this variety and is not a unique die-pairing as reported). Breen notes this lone example.

Coin illustrated is PCGS 55 acquired from Douglas Winter Numismatics.

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