1794 C-1b Small Edge Letters R5+. PCGS graded EF-40 Brown. Glossy light medium brown with bluish steel overtones in protected areas. There is a thin vertical nick in the field below the Y, a horizontal nick high on the neck, a pinprick in the field off the chin, and a dull, barely visible rim nick at the A in STATES. None of these defects is distracting but they can help identify this important piece. LDS, Manley state 2.0, with a strong bulge at the top of the wreath, an extremely rare die state of a very rare variety. Our grade is VF25+. Second or third finest known of the Small Edge Letters variety. Plated in the Manley book on page 14 to illustrate his die state 2.0. Weight 104.3 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded of the variety. (PCGS # 35021) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Chevy Chase Coin Company (Harold "Hal" Webber)-Julian M. Leidman 2/19/1992-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 94.1b.2).
Price Realized: $28750
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 8.
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