1803 C-3 R2. PCGS graded MS-66 Red & Brown. CAC. Mint red fading to bluish steel brown, nearly a third of the mint color remaining. The surfaces are covered with choice satiny mint luster and the eye appeal is outstanding. The identifying marks are a speck of carbon over the 0 in the date, a tiny splash of darker steel toning connecting the tops of the E and R in LIBERTY, a faint hairline scratch above the E in CENT, and a small nick on the jaw at the throat. M-LDS, Manley state 4.0. Our grade is MS64. Tied for finest known honors and listed first in the Breen/Hanson census (page 219 in Breen's encyclopedia). The reverse is illustrated in the color plates at the end of the Breen encyclopedia and also to show his die state VI on page 219. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example of the variety in RB. (PCGS # 35135) Estimate Value $25,000 - UP Ex Thomas Cleneay, S. H. & H. Chapman 12/9/1890:1947-Peter Mougey-William H. Woodin, Thomas L. Elder 9/1/1910:295-Henry Chapman-the Honorable George M. Parsons, Henry Chapman 6/24/1914:1951-unknown-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-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 03.3.3).
Price Realized: $287500
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 57.
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