1795 C-6a No Pole with Thin Planchet R2. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown. Struck on cut-down Talbot Allum & Lee Cent. Highly lustrous steel brown with faded mint red covering the protected areas on the obverse and 20% of the reverse. A solid gem half cent except for a few minor contact marks on the obverse. There are three diagonal hairline scratches on the cap extending into the field to the left, a couple of tiny pinpricks hidden in the dentils left of the cap, and a microscopic hairline on the cheek. LDS, Manley state 2.0. The fields are slightly reflective and the eye appeal is exceptional. The reverse is a flawless gem. Struck over a TAL cent with clear undertype visible below the 179 in the date. Illustrated on the color plate at the end of the Breen encyclopedia and on page 23 of the second edition of the Cohen reference to show his die state II, and listed in Breen's census on page 156. A superior example in spite of the minor marks. Our grade is MS63. Weight 83.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35089) Estimate Value $40,000 - UP Ex Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by the Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $10.02-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES Nov/Dec 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 95.6a.11).
Price Realized: $132250
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 34.
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