1804 C-2 R6 PCGS Graded "Genuine" VG Details, Damage or Tooling. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with blue steel overtones in protected areas and lighter toning on the upper part of the obverse from a delicate cleaning. There are several small but obvious digs on the cheek and front edge of the neck, plus a few more at the E in LIBERTY. Extremely rare LDS, Manley state 3.0, with a strong cud break at ERTY and the reverse rotated 25 degrees CW. The strike is weaker on the left edge of both sides, as usual, while the details on the right sides are consistent with a considerably higher grade. Plated on page 230 in the Breen reference to illustrate his die state III and listed in his census on page 231. Our grade is G5+ sharpness net G4. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. (PCGS # 35143) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Len & John's Coins 4/1980-William B. Luebke-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.2.3).
Price Realized: $12075
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 61.
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