1811 C-2 R3. PCGS graded MS-65+ Brown. CAC. Choice lustrous light steel brown and chocolate with traces of faded mint red on the reverse. The only defects are a very light rim bruise at star 8 and a small nick on the jawline near the ear. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-6 and the reverse to K-10. MDS, Manley state 2.0, showing moderately strong die clashmarks on the obverse. A sharp, lustrous example with excellent eye appeal, the only true mint state example known of the variety. Our grade is MS62. (This piece is erroneously listed in the Breen census for C-1 on page 311 of his encyclopedia.) This coin finished first for the die variety in the competitive Half Cent Happening held at the Early American Coppers (EAC) annual conventions in 1998 and 2011. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only MS graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35242) Estimate Value $70,000 - UP Ex New Netherlands Coin Company (Charles M. Wormser) 4/26/1949 (privately)-Harold Shaw Bareford 4/10/1978-William J. Bareford (son) 6/8/1984 (via Julius M. "Jules" Reiver)-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 11.2.6).
Price Realized: $299000
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 104.
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