1793 C-3 R3. PCGS graded MS-64+ Brown. CAC. Choice lustrous bluish steel brown with 10% of the mellowed mint red remaining on the reverse. Frosty and virtually flawless except for a very fine horizontal planchet fissure through the bottoms of the 79 ending at the dentils just left of the date (as struck). The central reverse is covered with fine die rust, as usual on this variety. Sharply struck and nicely centered on the planchet. The edge lettering is blundered reading "TWO HUNIRED FOR A DOLLAR". Plated on page 76 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his die state III. Fabulous eye appeal for a 1793 half cent. Our grade is MS63+. Weight 101.8 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer of the variety in 65BN (the preceding coin). (PCGS # 35009) Estimate Value $175,000 - UP Ex Charles Morris, S. H & H. Chapman 4/19/1905:857 (plated in error as lot 897) $28.00-Allison W. Jackman October 1917-Jackman Estate, Henry Chapman 6/28/1918:851 (Plate 5) $52.00-Virgil M. Brand-unknown-Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $35.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by the Estate at $50 on 8/9/1937), sold in April 1943 for $60.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 93.3.2).
Price Realized: $345000
Images and description courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Los Angeles, CA.
From Goldberg's sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, 1/26/2014, lot 5.
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