1794 C-2a Small Edge Letters R2+. PCGS graded AU-55 Brown. CAC. Frosty light olive and steel brown. Nicely struck with excellent eye appeal. The only notable marks are a couple short, light scratches on the throat and a minor rim bruise at the Y in LIBERTY. Otherwise smooth and attractive for the grade. LDS, Manley state 4.0, with bold die clashmarks, especially on the obverse. Plated on page 96 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his latest state V and on page 9 in the second edition of the Cohen book. Our grade is EF40. Weight 106.1 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; second finest at PCGS for the variety behind the preceding lot. (PCGS # 35024) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex the Honorable George McClellan Parsons 9/17/1895-Parsons Estate, Henry Chapman 6/24/1914:1938 (Plate X) ($4.00)-Hillyer Cooper Ryder 2/11/1928-Ryder Estate 5/5/1945-Wayte W. Raymond, Raymond MBS #11, 11/20/1945:4 ($51)-Dr. Christian A. Allenburger, B. Max Mehl 3/23/1948:331-Joseph S. Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List #69, 1/1963 (listed for $225)-Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis H. duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976 (privately)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 94.2a.2).
Price Realized: $18975
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 10.
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