1806 C-1 Stemless Wreath R1. PCGS graded MS-66+ Red & Brown. CAC. Lustrous mint red mellowing to light steel brown, at least a third of the red remaining, mostly on the obverse. The best identifying mark, and it is trivial, is a speck of carbon at the right top of the C in CENT. A gem example with outstanding eye appeal, possibly the finest known of the Draped Bust type. The reverse is rotated 40 degrees CCW. Our grade is MS65. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded in RB for the variety. (PCGS # 35192) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $2.00) 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 $1.50 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 06.1.3).
Price Realized: $138000
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 83.
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