1809 C-3 R1. PCGS graded MS-66 Brown. CAC. Highly lustrous golden light brown with delicate bluish steel overtones and very attractive satiny surfaces. Flawless except for a small patch of dark planchet slag hidden in the hair above the B in LIBERTY, as struck, plus a few tiny pinpricks over the F in HALF and above the first A in AMERICA. MDS, Manley state 1.0. Most of the dentils remain visible and the reverse is rotated 20 degrees CCW. Our grade is MS63. Outstanding eye appeal, at the upper end of the condition census for the variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35224) Estimate Value $5,000 - UP Ex the Alto Collection, Stack's 12/11/1970:522 ($180.00)-William K. Raymond 9/8/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 09.3.4).
Price Realized: $63250
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 94.
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