1820 N1 clashed dies?
I recently purchased an 1820 N1 off of eBay with what I would consider pretty strong obverse and reverse die clashing. The obverse clashing shows a good deal of the inner wreath's leaves and berries around the bust. The reverse clashing is strong enough to show quite a bit of the facial outline, the recessed areas of hair and the inner and outer ear outline. Even the recessed area around the word LIBERTY is clashed strong enough that the R and half of the T show between the N of CENT and the line below it.
I’ve searched the Penny Wise archives and did not find much on middle date die clashes. With the N1 being so common, is the die clash something that comes up often?
I was really hoping I'd get some input on this, maybe an image will help....
Last edited by wetrock; 11-20-2012 at 11:30 PM.
Is this verified as an 1820 N-1 ? The "E" in one and the "T" in cent does not quite look right to me. Do you have any additional photographs of this large cent ?
Yes, here's both sides. The color is a bit off, I was trying to show as much of the clashing detail as I could...
Nice photo. This certainly looks like an 1820 N-1 with some reverse clashing to me. I wonder if anyone else has seen this ? I certainly have not.
Thanks for the input Dennis, the obverse die clashing is a little hard to see in the image. Here's the image with some notes added to it that should help things stand out better. There are some additional areas that look like possible clashing, but the condition of the coin makes it hard to tell exactly.
Last edited by wetrock; 11-29-2012 at 02:13 PM.