1805 C-3 Small 5 with Stems R4. PCGS graded AU-58 Brown. CAC. Glossy steel brown and light chocolate with frosty light brown in protected areas and hints of mint luster on both sides. The only defects are a small rim nick at the D in UNITED and a trail of microscopic ticks from that nick to the leaf below ED, plus a small rim nick over the second T in STATES. LDS, Manley state 2.0. The bulge before the portrait is strong and the reverse is rotated 15 degrees CW. Our grade is EF40. A very attractive example of this rare and popular variety, arguably the finest known of the Small 5 with Stems type. Seldom seen with surfaces nearly this nice regardless of the grade. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35185) Estimate Value $50,000 - UP Ex Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 12/1977-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 05.3.4).
Price Realized: $71875
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 80.
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