1809 C-1 R4+. PCGS graded AU-55 Brown. CAC. Glossy medium brown with frosty light brown in protected areas and a dusting of very fine carbon tucked up against the bottom of the wreath ribbon. The planchet is smooth, free of any hint of corrosion that seems to plague this tough variety. However both sides display some light contact marks, including a tiny nick under the chin, a couple more off the nose tip, and a faint vertical scratch from the hair right of the ear down to the top of the 8. MDS, Manley state 2.0, showing a light die crack through the top of MERICA. A sharp, attractive example in spite of the minor marks. Our grade is EF40 net VF35. At or near the top of the condition census for this tough variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35218) Estimate Value $22,500 - UP Ex Steve Fischer-James R. McGuigan 8/10/1985-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.1.2).
Price Realized: $57500
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 92.
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