1803 C-2 R4 PCGS Graded "Genuine" XF Details, Cleaning. Sharpness VF25 but the obverse is covered with very fine hairline scratches, as are the reverse highpoints. The scratches are old and blend perfectly into the toning. The notable marks are a spot of darker toning at the base of the 1 in the date and another at the right side of the H in HALF. Nice glossy chocolate and steel brown, and the toning appears to be totally original. LDS, Manley state 7.0, with a strong cud break at STAT. Our grade is VF25 net F15+. Not in the overall condition census for the variety but certainly one of the finest known in the terminal die state. (PCGS # 35131) Estimate Value $5,000 - UP Ex Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 03.2.4).
Price Realized: $3162.5
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 56.
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