Another 1852 Double Eagle Variety
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Tied with two others (both in the present sale) for finest of 29 examples from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS. Still another die variety, a fascinating coin for the specialist. Date logotype lightly impressed, centrally located between truncation and dentils but slightly left, left edge of lower serif over center of dentil. Raised horizontal die lines connect the fifth star to the dentils above. Crossbar of A in STATES broken at center, the leftmost piece very faint. Three die cracks are noted. The first runs from the dentils above M, connecting MERICA at the tops. The second crack arcs from the dentils below Y in TWENTY to the bottom of the D in the denomination, then back to the dentils below the period that follows. The third crack connects the bottoms of WENTY.