1810 C-1 R1. PCGS graded MS-66+ Brown. CAC. Highly lustrous bluish steel brown and light chocolate with 5-10% of the original mint red on the obverse, 25% on the reverse. Fabulous eye appeal, probably the finest known. The only marks, and they are barely visible, are a very faint diagonal hairline on the cheek, another horizontal one in the field over the left point of star 12, and two very tiny planchet chips (as struck) under the stem and ribbon end. MDS. The repunching on the lower left edge of the 0 in the date is clear and the reverse is rotated 45-50 degrees CCW. Our grade is MS65. A beautiful half cent. This coin finished first in the competitive Half Cent Happenings held at the Early American Coppers (EAC) annual conventions in 1993, 2003 and 2010. Listed in the condition census on page 309 in Breen's encyclopedia. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35236) Estimate Value $12,500 - UP Ex Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 10.1.4).
Price Realized: $109250
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 100.
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