1794 C-2a Small Edge Letters R2+. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate with frosty luster in protected areas of the reverse and hints of reddish brown toning in protected areas of the obverse. Just a hint of friction on the highest points from true mint state. The only marks are a thin diagonal chip or nick above the A in HALF, a small spot of crud on right top of that H, and a microscopic planchet fissure through the right end of the wreath stem. This piece offers excellent eye appeal. EDS, Manley state 1.0, before any die clashmarks. Plated on page 96 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the early die state, Breen I. Our grade is AU55. Weight 110.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS of the variety at PCGS. (PCGS # 35024) Estimate Value $20,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $50.00) 1935-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. Edward Howland Robinson "Ned" Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by the Estate at $3.50 on 8/9/1937) sold by the estate in April 1943 for $5.00-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Burdette G. Johnson 2/24/1947-Burdette G. Johnson Estate 12/15/1948-later to Dr. Angus C. Black, New Netherlands Coin Co. 61st Public Auction 6/30/1970:112 ($575)-Robert R. Shaw-Lloyd Whiteneck 8/1973-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 94.2a.1).
Price Realized: $48300
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 9.
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