1805 C-4 Large 5 R2-. PCGS graded MS-65+ Red & Brown. CAC. Frosty bluish steel brown with 10% of the mint red remaining on the obverse, 25% on the reverse. There is a speck of carbon on the upper peak of the 5, a very faint hairline hidden in the hair at the shoulder, and another very fine diagonal hairline inside the top of the wreath. Choice and very attractive, finest known and the only true mint state example known to Breen (his encyclopedia, page 267). Sharply struck E-MDS, Manley state 1.0, before the additional die crack from the 5 to the bust. Plated in the Breen encyclopedia to show the variety (large photos on page 266), also in smaller photos on that same page to illustrate his die state IV, and on the color plate at the back of the book. Our grade is MS63, certainly very high in the condition census for the Large 5 variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB example graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35189) Estimate Value $20,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $4.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $12.50 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $5.00-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 05.4.4).
Price Realized: $112125
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 81.
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