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United States, 1 Dollar, 1804 (Class One)


It is likely that this coin was cleaned by a previous owner. Although the exact chemicals used are not known, this circular discoloration at the edge of the star suggests that a residue remained on the coin, altering its toning process.


This rim is beaded, indicating that it was produced later than its 1800 counterpart, which had a dentated rim. Dentated, tooth-shaped beads along the rims of early coins were put there to give counterfeiters and other malefactors pause.


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