1794 C-5b Large Edge Letters R8 PCGS "Genuine" AU Details, Cleaning. Sharpness EF40 but cleaned, now retoned a rather frosty golden light brown and tan. The surfaces are covered with extremely fine granularity with some shallow planchet chips or pitmarks at the dentils over the tip of the pole and a thin, shallow planchet lamination at the right ribbon end under the wreath. EDS, Manley state 1.0, without any die clashmarks. The reverse is rotated 75 degrees CW from the normal head-to-foot orientation. Our grade is EF40 net VF25. This is the finer of only 2 known and is plated in the Breen (page 98) and Manley (page 33) references to illustrate the variety. Weight 105.9 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 0, none graded. (PCGS # 35045) Estimate Value $50,000 - UP Ex Charles Jay-Jay Estate, Stack's 10/27/1967:81 (plated)-unknown-Bowers and Ruddy Galleries, Inc., Rare Coin Review #24 Fall 1975 (as "superb About Uncirculated") 8/22/1975-William K. Raymond, Fixed Price List 8/1977 (sold 1978)-William R. (Bill) Weber 10/21/1988-Roger S. Cohen, Jr., 5/26/1990-Cohen Estate, Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/2/1992:28-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 94.5b.1).
Price Realized: $103500
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 17.
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