1807 C-1 R1. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. CAC. Mint state sharpness but very lightly cleaned long ago, now retoned a lustrous steel brown and chocolate with underlying slightly lighter brown toning in protected areas. There is a speck of carbon on the throat and a half dozen smaller spots on the obverse, plus a dull rim nick at the E in UNITED. LDS, Manley state 3.0, with clear rim cud breaks on the obverse from left of the lower hair ribbon up to the L in LIBERTY. The dentils are essentially gone and the reverse is rotated 10 degrees CW. Plated on page 278 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his die state IV, and Breen calls this example the latest state he had seen. Also listed as "Uncirculated" in his condition census (Breen encyclopedia, page 279). Our grade is AU55. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 1 in 64+BN (the preceding lot). A very attractive half cent and it comes with a long, impressive provenance. (PCGS # 35203) Estimate Value $2,000 - UP Ex Thomas Cleneay 10/21/1887-Cleneay Estate, S. H. and H. Chapman 12/9/1890:1956 ($3.25)-Peter Mougey 2/13/1908-Mougey Estate, Thomas L. Elder, 9/1/1910:302 ($6.50)-Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $6.50) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Colonel E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by the Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 07.1.7).
Price Realized: $8912.5
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 88.
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