1804 C-1 R3. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. Lustrous light steel brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel in protected areas. The only marks are some obvious splashes of dark olive and steel toning at the rim behind the portrait and a thin nick at the bottom of the O in OF. Otherwise this piece is choice. M-LDS, Manley state 2.0, with the reverse rotated 10 degrees CW. The crack arcing down from the top of the reverse is strong and the area at ES-OF is clearly raised. Our grade is MS60. Listed in the Breen/Hanson census as one of only two Uncirculated examples known to them. Plated on page 226 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his die state V and listed in the condition census on page 227. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35140) Estimate Value $20,000 - 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-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.1.4).
Price Realized: $21850
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 59.
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