This is the only die struck counterfeit Classic half eagle variety dated 1834. This is a transfer die struck variety, so not hand-made, but still nevertheless Classic half eagle contemporary counterfeits are rare. I've probably seen about 10 of these varieties, and this is a less attractive example, but affordable if you just want this type piece. This variety is known with both reeded and plain edges, and this is a plain edge example. Finally, examples of this variety were advertised in coin auctions from the 19th century as a U.S. Mint pattern, but alas it was made by a counterfeiter.
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