1795 C-5b No Pole with Thick Planchet R4. PCGS graded EF-45 Brown. CAC. Glossy light olive and chocolate with a hint of bluish steel overtone. The surfaces are mostly smooth and attractive but there are traces of microscopic roughness on both sides. No verdigris, and the only marks visible without the aid of a glass are three impressions on the neck that appear to be from the dentils of an off-center large cent. The 5 in the date is softly impressed, as usual on the thick planchet variety. HALF CENT is also weak, as usual due to the die failure on that side, but it remains readable. Plated on page 150 of the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his die state II and listed in his census on page 151. Our grade is VF35+ net VF30+. Weight 118.3 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are show on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 1 in AU50, 1 in AU55 (the following lot). (PCGS # 35086) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex Abner Kreisberg (Quality Sales Corporation) 11/17/1972:13-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 95.5b.2).
Price Realized: $16100
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 32.
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