1832 C-2 R2. PCGS graded MS-64+ Red & Brown. CAC. Slightly faded mint red mellowing to steel brown, nearly two-thirds of the original color remaining. Gem except for a few tiny spots around stars 11-12, one at the top of the E in LIBERTY, and on the reverse at the F in OF, second A in AMERICA, and on the upper ribbon loop. E-MDS, Manley state 1.0. The reverse is uncracked and the fields are starting to show microscopic die flowlines. Our grade is MS63+. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded in RB for the variety. (PCGS # 35277) Estimate Value $3,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $1.00) 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 25c on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for 25c-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 32.2.5).
Price Realized: $9200
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 131.
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