1795 C-1 Lettered Edge R2. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Frosty light steel brown with at least 5% of the original mint red remaining. Excellent eye appeal. The only marks are a small spot of darker bluish steel toning (not carbon) below CA in AMERICA, a faint hairline scratch on the cheek from the left corner of the eye down to just below the earlobe, and a thin nick in the field near the dentils off the chin. LDS, Manley state 2.0. The obverse fields are now frosty rather than reflective and the bulge at AME is clear. Weight 108.3 grains. Our grade is MS60. Listed in the Breen/Hanson census on page 130 in the encyclopedia. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied with the preceding example for finest graded. (PCGS # 35067) Estimate Value $35,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $20.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by the Estate at $35.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in 4/1943 for $40.02-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES Nov/Dec 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 95.1.3).
Price Realized: $92000
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 24.
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