1806 C-3 Small 6 with Stems R5+. PCGS graded VF-35 Brown. Lightly cleaned, now retoned a slightly glossy bluish steel brown with extremely fine roughness covering the planchet. No verdigris and the only marks are trivial and barely visible, including some faint pin scratches between the ribbon end right of the fraction and the adjacent A. E-MDS, Manley state 2.0 early, with a fine die crack through the top of IC to the rim over the adjacent A in AMERICA. Our grade is VF25 net F15. Not perfect but still the finest known of this very rare variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35197) Estimate Value $17,500 - UP Ex Kenneth M. Goldman-Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., 8/17/1996:5281-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 06.3.5).
Price Realized: $32200
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 85.
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