1795 C-5a No Pole with Thin Planchet R3. PCGS graded MS-64+ Brown. Attractive lustrous steel brown with faded mint red in protected areas on both sides. The fields are slightly reflective, especially on the right side of the obverse, and the eye appeal is outstanding. The only defects, and they are trivial, are a trace of carbon dust at the dentils over F and a faint vertical hairline scratch in the field under the cap, plus a collection of microscopic pre-striking planchet chips in the field left of the curls. Finest known. Plated in the Breen reference on pages 140 (illustrating rolled copper stock) and 148 (large photos to illustrate the die variety), and listed in his census on page 149. Our grade is MS62. Weight 81.9 grains (the thin planchet standard was 84.0 grains). The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35083) Estimate Value $20,000 - UP Ex Samuel Herbert McVitty, B. Max Mehl 3/22/1938:5 ($27.00)-Charles M. Williams, Numismatic Gallery (Abraham "Abe" Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) 11/14/1950:686 ($137.50)-Harold S. Bareford 4/10/1978-William J. Bareford (son) 6/8/1984 (via Julius "Jules" Reiver)-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 95.5a.6).
Price Realized: $69000
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 30.
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