1849 Large Date C-1 R2-. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown. CAC. Very attractive steel brown with underlying faded mint red on the obverse and bluish steel overtones on the reverse. The only defects are a pair of very tiny vertical nicks in the field under star 4. Very early die state, Manley state 1.0 early, with smooth, slightly reflective fields on both sides. Evidence of a chatter strike shows on the obverse where the date and stars are sharply doubled. Outstanding eye appeal. The sharp strike and prooflike fields have encouraged some to label this piece a proof. Our grade is MS64 Prooflike. Weight 85.4 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied with the following lot for finest graded of the variety. (PCGS # 35318) Estimate Value $1,500 - UP Ex 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.) April 20, 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 49.1.2).
Price Realized: $12075
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 196.
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