Reviewing recently the Heritage archives for the 1808 Classic Head, variety S-278 I came across this example which interestingly shows very similar striking characteristics to an example in my collection. This is the Heritage example: The auction description for this coins reads: ''The uneven strike suggests misaligned dies or a tapered planchet. The obverse is extremely weak from 6 to 10 o'clock, and the reverse is similarly weak from 8 to 12 o'clock''. This is my example. It shows the same obverse and reverse peripheral weakness. This weakness is not common in S-278 (of 73 examples of S-278 listed, only 3 or 4 show similar striking weakness). It therefore occurred to me that both of these coins must have been struck from the same section of planchet strip (that was tapered so as to cause the weakness when struck), and possibly also within a very short time span from each other. This is the only way that I can explain the similarity in strike. I think this is a 'quaint' occurrence, to find two such similar examples 200 years after they were minted. The die state for both coins should also very similar - maybe somebody more adept with die states than I am can comment on this. My example was found in Europe. It travelled a long way from its 'cousin'.