1810 C-1 R1. PCGS graded MS-65+ Brown. CAC. The obverse is choice lustrous light brown while the reverse is an equally choice and lustrous medium brown and light chocolate, both sides with frosty light steel brown toning in protected areas. The surfaces are virtually flawless, the only marks are a thin nick across the second A in AMERICA, a speck of carbon just right of the base of that letter, and a faint hairline just right of the second S in STATES. MDS. The repunching at the lower left edge of the 0 in the date is clear and the reverse is rotated 30 degrees CCW. Outstanding eye appeal, very close to gem status. Our grade is MS63+. Plated on page 308 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the die variety (the large photos), and listed in his condition census on page 309. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the second finest graded for the variety (behind the preceding lot). (PCGS # 35236) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $6.75) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $2.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $7.50-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 10.1.5).
Price Realized: $43700
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 101.
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