1809 C-2 R3. PCGS graded MS-62 Red & Brown. Faded mint red speckled with darker steel and hints of bluish steel overtone, nearly half the mint color remaining, mostly on the obverse. The notable marks are a light nick in the field right of star 4 and a very faint hairline scratch in the field from right of star 3 extending toward the chin. Sharp EDS, Manley state 1.0, with a fine die crack connecting stars 10-13. The reverse is not rotated. Our grade is MS60. At or near the top of the condition census in spite of the speckled toning. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35222) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex William Sumner Appleton, Jr., 4/28/1903-Appleton Estate-Massachusetts Historical Society, Stack's 5/6/1971:10 ($55.00)-William K. Raymond 9/8/1976-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.2.4).
Price Realized: $17825
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 93.
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