1795 C-4 Thin Planchet R3. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. CAC. Highly lustrous steel brown with hints of light bluish steel overtone. Outstanding eye appeal for the grade. The only defects are a faint hairline from the left side of the forehead down to the neck just below the earlobe and a very thin but relatively recent one from the dentils above the I in LIBERTY through ERT. The obverse fields are hard and slightly reflective. MDS, Manley state 2.0, with the usual weakness and resulting tiny planchet chips in the center of the reverse. Our grade is MS60+. Plated on page 146 of the Breen encyclopedia, there used to illustrate the variety (the large photos) and his die state III, and listed in his census on page 147. Weight 75.1 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35080) Estimate Value $30,000 - UP Ex Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington 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-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 95.4.2).
Price Realized: $120750
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 28.
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