1794 C-6a Small Edge Letters R5+. PCGS graded EF-40 Brown. CAC. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with excellent eye appeal for the grade. Some of the details are consistent with a higher grade, but the strike is a bit uneven with the upper edge of the obverse and lower part of the reverse softly impressed relative to the rest of the coin. The planchet appears too be normal (not beveled) so the dies must have been out of axial alignment (the die faces not perfectly parallel). The notable defects are a faint vertical hairline in the field before the portrait, a small rim nick at AM, and a thin planchet void in the dentils over ED (as struck). Our grade is VF20. Near the top of the condition census for this rare variety. Listed in the census on page 104 of the Breen encyclopedia. Weight 104.9 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finer of 2 graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35048) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex C. W. Stetson, Thomas L. Elder 12/1924:2168 (as "EF" for $24.00)-Hillyer Cooper Ryder 2/11/1928-Ryder Estate 5/5/1945-Wayte W. Raymond, Mail Bid Sale #11, 11/20/1945:5 ($17.50)-Joseph S. Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List No. 69, 1/1963 (listed for $400)-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [10/1/1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (3/27/1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:8-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 94.6a.3).
Price Realized: $74750
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 18.
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