1828 C-2 12-Star Obverse R1. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown. CAC. Very slightly faded mint red toning to lustrous bluish steel brown, 85% of the mint color remaining on the obverse, 60% on the reverse. A gem example except for some specks of darker bluish steel toning (not carbon) around the date and in the field behind the portrait. MDS, Manley state 2.0. The die lines from the dentils over N in UNITED are visible and fine die clashmarks show inside the wreath. In addition there is sharp strike doubling (from die bounce) on the reverse, strongest on the legend outside the wreath. Our grade is MS63+. One of the finest known of this popular 12-star variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in RB (the following lot). (PCGS # 35265) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex Anthony J. (Tony) Terranova 11/9/1990-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 28.2.10).
Price Realized: $13225
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 113.
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