14 December 2000
1852/1 Augustus Humbert. $10 gold. 884 THOUS. K-8. Rarity-5+. Sharpness of Very Fine with splashes of light greenish yellow visible on obverse and reverse. Sharply bent on a line from 1:00 to 4:00 with the right side of obverse bent upward approximately 45°. Most of obverse and reverse are covered by deep red and dark brown patina. Bisecting reverse crack is common to all known examples from this die pair and is prominently visible on the present example.
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Die alignment: 180° (coin turn). 261.0 grains. 27.6 mm. Why was this coin bent? Perhaps we will never know, but contemplating the reason is interesting.
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