1811 C-1 R4. PCGS graded AU-58+ Brown. CAC. 4-Star Break. Glossy medium brown and light olive with bluish steel toning in the protected areas and lighter golden brown toning on the obverse highpoints due to a very light cleaning. Smooth and quite attractive but there is a faint horizontal planchet lamination on the neck over the curl and a longer line of very tiny planchet flakes from TE in STATES to the F in HALF, both as struck. The only contact marks of any consequence are three small dents on the cheek and another tucked into the base of the chin. LDS, Manley state 5.0, with a large cud break involving the first 4 stars. The opposing legend at TED-S is very poorly struck because the cud break claimed most of the planchet metal, as usual for examples in this impressive die state. This is the Gilbert plate coin for the 4-Star Break (top of Plate IV). Our grade is AU50 net EF45. One of the finest known with the 4-star cud break. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded in BN for the variety. (PCGS # 35239) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Virgil M. Brand 6/20/1925-Brand Estate-Armin W. Brand (consigned to Burdette G. Johnson 1/25/1944 for $42.50)-R. Green (Charles Green) Fixed Price Lists 1948-1949-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 11.1.4).
Price Realized: $25300
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 103.
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