1804 C-13 Plain 4 without Stems R1. PCGS graded MS-64 Red. CAC. Mint red fading to light bluish steel brown, 80% of the red remaining on the obverse, 90% on the reverse. A gem example if not for a small stain of dark bluish steel toning at the base of the O in OF and a few microscopic ticks on the cheek and neck. MDS, Manley state 2.0. Most of the dentilation is visible on both sides and the vertical die line in the field behind the portrait is visible. Our grade is the same as the PCGS grade. A high condition census example, possibly the finest considering the amount of original mint color. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example of the variety graded in RD. (PCGS # 35178) Estimate Value $25,000 - UP Ex Found in the cornerstone of a Boston building built in 1821 and demolished in 1981-New England Rare Coin Auctions 10/1981:38-James Halperin-Bowers & Merena 3/1991:113-Stuart Levine 8/16/1991-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.13.31).
Price Realized: $74750
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 77.
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