1802/0 C-2 Overdate 2 over 0, Reverse of 1803 R3 PCGS Graded "Genuine" AU Details, Scratched. Sharpness VF35 but lightly cleaned, now retoned steel brown with frosty faded red in protected areas. The only marks are a tiny nick near the dentils left of the lowest curls and a few light hairline scratches extending NW to SE on the portrait. E-MDS. Manley state 2.0. The curl left of the date is closed and there is no visible die rust in the fields or around the date. The date is bold and the overdate feature is strong. Called EF and tied for finest known honors in the Breen/Hanson condition census (encyclopedia, page 207) based on an old photo, but a direct comparison of the top three pieces has this one as third finest. However, this one would still be finest of the pre-rusted die states. Our grade is VF35 sharpness net VF30. Weight 79.1 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. (PCGS # 35125) Estimate Value $25,000 - UP Ex George F. Seavey-Lorin G. Parmelee, William H. Strobridge 9/22/1873:311-Lorin G. Parmelee, New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/25/1890:803 (Plate 6) ($20.00)-E. W. Ropes, New York Coin & Stamp Co. 12/15/1893:428 ($11.75)-Peter Mougey 2/13/1908-Mougey Estate, Thomas L. Elder 9/1/1910:294 ($44.00)-Allison W. Jackman 10/1917-Jackman Estate, Henry Chapman 6/28/1918:866 (Plate 5) ($51.00)-Wayte W. Raymond-Frederick C. C. Boyd 1943 (privately)-James A. "Jim" Stack, Sr., 1949-James A. Stack, Jr. (son)-Stack's 11/29/1989:38-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 02.2.15).
Price Realized: $33350
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 52.
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