For Sale: HK-25 1876 Centennial Liberty Bell Rounded 6 / Independence Hall SCD

$395.00 · NGC MS 64 BN

Reference HK-25
Date 1876
Grade NGC MS 64 BN
4697768-001
Price $395.00
Item # 2031A
Metal Bronze
Designed By William H. Key
Engraved By William H. Key

Near TOP POP, only 8 graded finer. The Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia had the Liberty Bell on display. William H. Key engraved two different dies with the Liberty Bell design. Careful inspection reveals numerous differences, most noticeably the digit 6 in the date. This variety has a rounded 6 on both the obverse and reverse; the other die variety (SH 2-3) has a pointed 6. These dies are not found paired with any other dies and are almost always found holed. William H. Key was the assistant engraver to William Barber, 1864-1885, his signature is below Independence Hall.