1804 C-4 R5 PCGS Graded "Genuine" Uncirculated Details, Damage or Tooling. Mint state sharpness but there are three tiny planchet voids on the neck with darker planchet slag inside the voids, as struck. The only signs of contact are a pinprick in the field before the eyebrow, another right of the Y, and numerous dull nicks inside the wreath around HALF CENT. Beautiful lustrous light steel brown with bluish steel overtones in the protected areas. Our grade is MS sharpness net AU50, the deduction attributable mostly to the nicks inside the wreath. LDS, Manley state 3.0, with a fine die crack from the crosslet of the 4 through the bust tip. The reverse is rotated 10 degrees CCW. Not perfect but certainly one of the finest known of this rare variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. (PCGS # 35149) Estimate Value $25,000 - UP Ex Stack's 12/4/1997:2001 (as Mint State-63)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.4.6).
Price Realized: $37950
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 64.
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