|Title||1805 25C B-3, MS|
|Service Catalog #||38925|
1805 25C B-3, R.1, MS62 NGC. CAC. Tompkins Die State 2/1. The long upper serif on 1 extends into the curl, while the lower-left base serif is missing. Likewise, the lower-right serif on I and the left base serif on T of LIBERTY are missing. This is a nicely toned Browning-3 example. Rich, bluish-gray shades occupy the margins while the centers show areas of bright silver luster. Smooth, semi-reflective surfaces reveal only faint signs of contact. Overall, a sharply struck coin and a highly original example, with the usual weakness at the central field stars and clouds that typify the variety. Census (all 1805 varieties): 6 in 62, 8 finer. CAC: 1 in 62, 8 finer (8/17). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15084, realized $21000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|