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Lot 33309

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33309
Date 1837
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 4312
Denomination H10C
Description 1837 H10C No Stars, Small Date (Flat Top 1) MS67 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Seated Liberty design, with no stars on the obverse, was introduced in 1837. The No Stars type only lasted two years, including 1837-dated coins struck at Philadelphia and the 1838-O mintage at New Orleans. The 1837 issue is a favorite with type collectors because the date is reasonably available in high grade. Unlike earlier designs, all the major design elements of the No Stars type were placed directly onto the hub, leaving just the date and mintmark to be punched into the die by hand. This resulted in two major varieties for 1837, one with the Large Date and another with a Small Date. This coin represents the less available Small Date variety, easily recognized by the flat flag on the 1 in the date. The present coin is a magnificent Superb Gem, with razor-sharp definition on all design elements and satiny mint luster under natural shades of lavender-gray and lime-green toning. The pristine surfaces are free of mentionable distractions and eye appeal is outstanding. Census: 18 in 67 (1 in 67 S), 2 finer (10/13). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $19,975.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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