1800 C-1 R2. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown. CAC. Lustrous mint red fading to bluish steel brown, about a third of the original mint color remaining. Virtually perfect except for a thin struck-through line in the field over the bust tip, as struck. MDS, Manley state 3.0, with a fine double profile on the nose tip, jaw, bottom edge of the bust, ribbons, and bases of BER in LIBERTY. A thin rim cud shows on the obverse from K-10 to K-12, strongest over LIB, and the curl left of the date is complete. Excellent eye appeal, close to gem quality. Our grade is consistent with the PCGS grade. Weight 85.2 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest graded in RB. (PCGS # 35120) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $1.50) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $5.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $4.00-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES Nov/Dec 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 00.1.5).
Price Realized: $46000
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 49.
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