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    Booby Head

    Penny-Wise, Vol. 13, No. 3(72)

    5/15/1979

    Gent 9 Booby Head scratch before ear No underline no berry atTE D N14 Obv 9 Booby head exposed shoulder Short coronet point parallels L In date 8 is a hair low A fine graver scratch cuts across the lowest point of the curl before ear visible only on nice VF and better The raised center circle peculiar to the booby head type is plainest on this die its left loop curving thru the curl before ear Th


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 13, No. 3(72)

    5/15/1979

    Gent 9 Booby Head scratch before ear No underline no berry atTE D N14 Obv 9 Booby head exposed shoulder Short coronet point parallels L In date 8 is a hair low A fine graver scratch cuts across the lowest point of the curl before ear visible only on nice VF and better The raised center circle peculiar to the booby head type is plainest on this die its left loop curving thru the curl before ear Th


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    Several Small Consignments of United States, Foreign Gold, Silver and Copper Coins and Paper Money



    1838 A 5 Very Fine 3 pieces 655 1838 A 3 1838 A 7 Extremely Fine 2 pieces 656 1838 A 6 1838 A 8 new 1838 N 9 1838 N 10 Fine 4 pieces 657 1838 N 12 Extremely Fine Choice 658 1839 36 A 1 Very Good An early die state without the pronounced break Very scarce 659 1839 A 2 Type of 38 About Uncirculated with some minor handling marks 660 1839 A 3 Type of 38 1839 A 6 Booby Head Both are scarce varieties Very Fine 2 pieces 661 1839 A 4 Silly head Fine 1839 N 14 Booby head Very Fine obverse planchet defect 2 pieces 662 1839 A 5 Booby head Very Fine 663 1839 A 7 Booby head Fine obverse scratch 1839 A 9 Silly head 1839 N 11 Booby head Very Good 3 pieces 664 1839 A 8 Type of 40 Very Fine small edge cut 1839 N 12 Booby head Very Fine 2 pieces


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    United States, Foreign and Ancient Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    5 Overdate type of 1836 Medium gray steel well struck and centered clean surfaced edge bruise at stars 2 3 From Newcomb s State II of the obverse die cracked from rim between stars 3 4 to bridge of nose Scarce and famous variety a bellwether of the middle dates Ex Hines 1777 1839 N 2 EF 40 Type of 1838 Lustrous chocolate minor obverse kegging spot at star 3 1778 1839 N 6 EF 45 Booby Head Light brown steel clean reflective surfaces minor contact marks Lot 707 Newcomb sale 1779 1839 N 7 EF 45 Booby Head Medium chocolate steel clean and highly reflective surfaces minor rim nicks kegging and flaking Scarce variety Lot 708 New comb sale 1780 1839 N 9 AU 55 Silly Head Iridescent bluish and brown steel sharp strike slightly off center excellent defect free surfaces


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    N 6 1837 N 10 Accessory N variety 1838 N l N 4 N 7 10 pieces 2237 Another selection grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better including 1831 N 12 1833 N 5 N 6 N 6 1 2 1837 N 7 N 10 1838 N l N 4 N 6 N 7 10 pieces 2238 Additional selection of middle date Large Cents grades as the preceding s including 1833 N 6 1839 N 2 Head of 38 N 4 Silly Head N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head N 9 Silly Head N 13 Booby Head 1840 N l 1841 N 2 N 5 10 pieces 2239 Selection of middle and late date Large Cents grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better a couple cleaned including 1837 N 9 1838 N l 1839 N 3 Head of 38 N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head 1840 N 3 1841 N 2 1842 N 4 1843 N 12 Petite Head 1846 N l 10 pieces 2240 Similar selec


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    Several Small Consignments of United States, Foreign Gold, Silver and Copper Coins and Paper Money



    1838 A 5 Very Fine 3 pieces 655 1838 A 3 1838 A 7 Extremely Fine 2 pieces 656 1838 A 6 1838 A 8 new 1838 N 9 1838 N 10 Fine 4 pieces 657 1838 N 12 Extremely Fine Choice 658 1839 36 A 1 Very Good An early die state without the pronounced break Very scarce 659 1839 A 2 Type of 38 About Uncirculated with some minor handling marks 660 1839 A 3 Type of 38 1839 A 6 Booby Head Both are scarce varieties Very Fine 2 pieces 661 1839 A 4 Silly head Fine 1839 N 14 Booby head Very Fine obverse planchet defect 2 pieces 662 1839 A 5 Booby head Very Fine 663 1839 A 7 Booby head Fine obverse scratch 1839 A 9 Silly head 1839 N 11 Booby head Very Good 3 pieces 664 1839 A 8 Type of 40 Very Fine small edge cut 1839 N 12 Booby head Very Fine 2 pieces


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    United States, Foreign and Ancient Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    5 Overdate type of 1836 Medium gray steel well struck and centered clean surfaced edge bruise at stars 2 3 From Newcomb s State II of the obverse die cracked from rim between stars 3 4 to bridge of nose Scarce and famous variety a bellwether of the middle dates Ex Hines 1777 1839 N 2 EF 40 Type of 1838 Lustrous chocolate minor obverse kegging spot at star 3 1778 1839 N 6 EF 45 Booby Head Light brown steel clean reflective surfaces minor contact marks Lot 707 Newcomb sale 1779 1839 N 7 EF 45 Booby Head Medium chocolate steel clean and highly reflective surfaces minor rim nicks kegging and flaking Scarce variety Lot 708 New comb sale 1780 1839 N 9 AU 55 Silly Head Iridescent bluish and brown steel sharp strike slightly off center excellent defect free surfaces


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

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    N 6 1837 N 10 Accessory N variety 1838 N l N 4 N 7 10 pieces 2237 Another selection grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better including 1831 N 12 1833 N 5 N 6 N 6 1 2 1837 N 7 N 10 1838 N l N 4 N 6 N 7 10 pieces 2238 Additional selection of middle date Large Cents grades as the preceding s including 1833 N 6 1839 N 2 Head of 38 N 4 Silly Head N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head N 9 Silly Head N 13 Booby Head 1840 N l 1841 N 2 N 5 10 pieces 2239 Selection of middle and late date Large Cents grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better a couple cleaned including 1837 N 9 1838 N l 1839 N 3 Head of 38 N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head 1840 N 3 1841 N 2 1842 N 4 1843 N 12 Petite Head 1846 N l 10 pieces 2240 Similar selec


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    Several Small Consignments of United States, Foreign Gold, Silver and Copper Coins and Paper Money



    1838 A 5 Very Fine 3 pieces 655 1838 A 3 1838 A 7 Extremely Fine 2 pieces 656 1838 A 6 1838 A 8 new 1838 N 9 1838 N 10 Fine 4 pieces 657 1838 N 12 Extremely Fine Choice 658 1839 36 A 1 Very Good An early die state without the pronounced break Very scarce 659 1839 A 2 Type of 38 About Uncirculated with some minor handling marks 660 1839 A 3 Type of 38 1839 A 6 Booby Head Both are scarce varieties Very Fine 2 pieces 661 1839 A 4 Silly head Fine 1839 N 14 Booby head Very Fine obverse planchet defect 2 pieces 662 1839 A 5 Booby head Very Fine 663 1839 A 7 Booby head Fine obverse scratch 1839 A 9 Silly head 1839 N 11 Booby head Very Good 3 pieces 664 1839 A 8 Type of 40 Very Fine small edge cut 1839 N 12 Booby head Very Fine 2 pieces


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    United States, Foreign and Ancient Gold, Silver & Copper Coins



    5 Overdate type of 1836 Medium gray steel well struck and centered clean surfaced edge bruise at stars 2 3 From Newcomb s State II of the obverse die cracked from rim between stars 3 4 to bridge of nose Scarce and famous variety a bellwether of the middle dates Ex Hines 1777 1839 N 2 EF 40 Type of 1838 Lustrous chocolate minor obverse kegging spot at star 3 1778 1839 N 6 EF 45 Booby Head Light brown steel clean reflective surfaces minor contact marks Lot 707 Newcomb sale 1779 1839 N 7 EF 45 Booby Head Medium chocolate steel clean and highly reflective surfaces minor rim nicks kegging and flaking Scarce variety Lot 708 New comb sale 1780 1839 N 9 AU 55 Silly Head Iridescent bluish and brown steel sharp strike slightly off center excellent defect free surfaces


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    N 6 1837 N 10 Accessory N variety 1838 N l N 4 N 7 10 pieces 2237 Another selection grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better including 1831 N 12 1833 N 5 N 6 N 6 1 2 1837 N 7 N 10 1838 N l N 4 N 6 N 7 10 pieces 2238 Additional selection of middle date Large Cents grades as the preceding s including 1833 N 6 1839 N 2 Head of 38 N 4 Silly Head N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head N 9 Silly Head N 13 Booby Head 1840 N l 1841 N 2 N 5 10 pieces 2239 Selection of middle and late date Large Cents grading on average Very Good 8 to Fine 12 some slightly better a couple cleaned including 1837 N 9 1838 N l 1839 N 3 Head of 38 N 7 Booby Head N 8 Petite Head 1840 N 3 1841 N 2 1842 N 4 1843 N 12 Petite Head 1846 N l 10 pieces 2240 Similar selec


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    Sale 38, A.N.A. sale, typescript of consignments [ANS New Netherlands Coin Company records, box 8, folder 24]

    8/16/1952

    an VP 13 P 6 15 is R7 lii NC 1 Should have a baadi value of at lea t 00 if C lUU U t 1839 Ul c f I Ji DV NA U Silly head line under f P NT V3 60 night brown and red sli htly mottled with steel A choice example of this popular com which lists in the Guidebook as a type at 22 50 Purchased from the catalogers In great demand Plate 16 50 A ll Booby Head no line under CSRf WS 65 A beautiful olive Gem but sobh ol h a scratched a small 7 type mark in the left obverse field Vr Downing hat a articular regard for this piece and always liked to display it Not as paired eription TllgfJOEtS 3x1 Hines coll Newcomb Andrews Ho Parity Basel alue Uio oo Remarks 1 R ii 13 00 2 0 y 10 n 12 1 3 Hi R l 20 R lt 35 R 2 25 R 1


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    The Rarities Auction



    aded rose red luster is still evident on the latter side Both sides are boldly defined with a smooth satiny texture that provides exceptional eye appeal This important rarity is ranked 1 in the Noyes Condition Census for the 1839 N 11 dies with an EAC grade of MS 66 Del Bland assigns a grade of MS 65 and also ranks this piece as CC 1 while the McCawley Grellman grade is MS 66 The popular Booby Head Guide Book variety of the 1839 cent is identifiable by looking at Liberty s shoulder on the obverse which is exposed The reverse dies combined with the various Booby Head obverses also omit the line under the word CENT in the denomination Several die marriages of the Booby Head variety are known major design changes being especially prolific for the 1839 large cents Indeed the years from 18


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    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale



    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale May 10 2008 523 1839 N 5 R2 AU58 Booby Head Lustrous light bluish steel brown and light chocolate No spots or stains and only a few trivial contact marks mostly in the field off the chin LDS Great eye appeal very close to mint state Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS62BN PCGS label included 525 1839 N 12 R4 VF25 Booby Head Ten points sharper with extremely faint porosity under a glossy dark chocolate ant j olive brown patina


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ining lustre 1852 N 10 Rarity 2 AU 55 Frosty medium brown and olive excellent eye appeal and nearly full lustre a few little obverse spots 1855 N 4 Rarity l MS 60 Fully lus trous the obverse medium brown with nearly half red the reverse a lovely olive tone with some soft verdigris trapped in denticles a very sharp specimen Total 4 pieces Superb Gem 1839 Newcomb 5 CDS s Super Booby Head 2x photo 479 1839 N 5 Rarity 2 Booby Head MS 65 BN PCGS Im peccable cartwheel lustre on frosty steel brown surfaces barely faded from mint color Some traces of red remain and intermingle with olive highlights around devices and legends The immaculate sur faces of this coin set it apart indeed we believe the certified grade to be conservative and the bold strike and eye appeal place


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    The Rarities Auction



    aded rose red luster is still evident on the latter side Both sides are boldly defined with a smooth satiny texture that provides exceptional eye appeal This important rarity is ranked 1 in the Noyes Condition Census for the 1839 N 11 dies with an EAC grade of MS 66 Del Bland assigns a grade of MS 65 and also ranks this piece as CC 1 while the McCawley Grellman grade is MS 66 The popular Booby Head Guide Book variety of the 1839 cent is identifiable by looking at Liberty s shoulder on the obverse which is exposed The reverse dies combined with the various Booby Head obverses also omit the line under the word CENT in the denomination Several die marriages of the Booby Head variety are known major design changes being especially prolific for the 1839 large cents Indeed the years from 18


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    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale



    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale May 10 2008 523 1839 N 5 R2 AU58 Booby Head Lustrous light bluish steel brown and light chocolate No spots or stains and only a few trivial contact marks mostly in the field off the chin LDS Great eye appeal very close to mint state Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS62BN PCGS label included 525 1839 N 12 R4 VF25 Booby Head Ten points sharper with extremely faint porosity under a glossy dark chocolate ant j olive brown patina


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ining lustre 1852 N 10 Rarity 2 AU 55 Frosty medium brown and olive excellent eye appeal and nearly full lustre a few little obverse spots 1855 N 4 Rarity l MS 60 Fully lus trous the obverse medium brown with nearly half red the reverse a lovely olive tone with some soft verdigris trapped in denticles a very sharp specimen Total 4 pieces Superb Gem 1839 Newcomb 5 CDS s Super Booby Head 2x photo 479 1839 N 5 Rarity 2 Booby Head MS 65 BN PCGS Im peccable cartwheel lustre on frosty steel brown surfaces barely faded from mint color Some traces of red remain and intermingle with olive highlights around devices and legends The immaculate sur faces of this coin set it apart indeed we believe the certified grade to be conservative and the bold strike and eye appeal place


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    The Rarities Auction



    aded rose red luster is still evident on the latter side Both sides are boldly defined with a smooth satiny texture that provides exceptional eye appeal This important rarity is ranked 1 in the Noyes Condition Census for the 1839 N 11 dies with an EAC grade of MS 66 Del Bland assigns a grade of MS 65 and also ranks this piece as CC 1 while the McCawley Grellman grade is MS 66 The popular Booby Head Guide Book variety of the 1839 cent is identifiable by looking at Liberty s shoulder on the obverse which is exposed The reverse dies combined with the various Booby Head obverses also omit the line under the word CENT in the denomination Several die marriages of the Booby Head variety are known major design changes being especially prolific for the 1839 large cents Indeed the years from 18


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    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale



    The 2008 EAC Convention Sale May 10 2008 523 1839 N 5 R2 AU58 Booby Head Lustrous light bluish steel brown and light chocolate No spots or stains and only a few trivial contact marks mostly in the field off the chin LDS Great eye appeal very close to mint state Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS62BN PCGS label included 525 1839 N 12 R4 VF25 Booby Head Ten points sharper with extremely faint porosity under a glossy dark chocolate ant j olive brown patina


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    The 2012 EAC Convention Sale

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    The 2012 EAC Convention Sale May 5 2012 396 1839 N 5 R2 VF25 Booby Head Choice tan brown color but the surfaces show some tiny nicks that keep it from full choice status Fantastic eye appeal LDS ex Bill Yates 05 03 398 1839 N 6 R2 VF30 Booby Head Cleaned and recolored with some underlying rainbow among attractive peanut butter and chocolate brown color A few too many nicks for the grade especially on the obverse VF35 net VF30 Ex 1981 EAC 05 02 81 316 as


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ining lustre 1852 N 10 Rarity 2 AU 55 Frosty medium brown and olive excellent eye appeal and nearly full lustre a few little obverse spots 1855 N 4 Rarity l MS 60 Fully lus trous the obverse medium brown with nearly half red the reverse a lovely olive tone with some soft verdigris trapped in denticles a very sharp specimen Total 4 pieces Superb Gem 1839 Newcomb 5 CDS s Super Booby Head 2x photo 479 1839 N 5 Rarity 2 Booby Head MS 65 BN PCGS Im peccable cartwheel lustre on frosty steel brown surfaces barely faded from mint color Some traces of red remain and intermingle with olive highlights around devices and legends The immaculate sur faces of this coin set it apart indeed we believe the certified grade to be conservative and the bold strike and eye appeal place


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    Sale 38, August 16, 1952 (2 of 2) [ANS New Netherlands Coin Company records, box 8, folder 19]

    8/16/1952

    rd for this piece and always liked to disploy it Not os impaired as the description suggests Ex Hines coll 10 00 1840 1841 Andrews No Rority Basol Volue Remarks 1 R 4 3 00 The so called 1839 over 36 Brings double book value above VF The W A P Thompson sole 1915 hod o hoard of twenty eight specimens 2 R 1 20 Type of 1838 3 R 4 35 Type of 1838 4 R 2 25 Silly heod 5 R 1 20 Booby Head 6 R 3 30 As last Said to exist in Proof 7 R 3 30 Booby head 8 R 1 15 Type of 1840 9 R 4 35 Silly head 10 R 1 20 Booby head 11 R 1 20 Booby head Almost on R 2 12 R 6 50 Booby head 13 R 4 35 Booby head 14 R 5 40 Booby heod Small dfffe 8 double str Lick MS 65 Mostly red Lists at 12 00 so in the Guidebook 10 00 red Proof Al tthe Pearl specimen which was si dmoOTp fi


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    Numismatic Gallery Monthly [vol. 5, nos. 4-5]

    4/1/1952

    N7 VF 30 3 50 N8 Perfect obv HINES MS 55 7 00 N8 Obv die crack Rarity 3 EF 40 8 00 N9 Perfect obverse MS 60 6 00 N10 Reverse State I AU 50 5 00 N10 Broken rev die HINES EF 40 5 00 N1 1 Not in Andrews R3 VF 30 9 00 N12 Not in Andrews R2 VF 25 6 50 1839 N 1 1839 36 State II Rarity VF 1 5 60 00 N2 Head of 1838 EF 40 7 00 N3 Obv die cracks R3 EF 40 11 00 N4 Silly Head VF 25 6 50 N5 Booby Head VF 25 6 00 N6 Booby Head Abt EF 40 9 00 N7 Booby Head defective die VF 30 6 00 N8 Head of 1840 F 15 3 50 N9 Silly Head VF 30 7 50 N 1 0 Booby VF 30 6 00 Nil Booby Head Scarce VG 6 3 50 N 1 3 Booby Head Rarity A XF 40 16 00 1840 N 1 State a VF 30 4 00 N2 Smal date recut 8 VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date State II VF 30 4 00 N4 Die defect below Date VG 10 2 50 N5 VF 30 5 00 N


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 33, No. 3(192)

    5/15/1999

    me minor circ marks Removed from a PCGS holder graded AU50 CC 5 Ex 1999 EAC Lot 528 A 1839 N1 3 H 20 15 2000 Dark brown with even surface granularity State m with a bisecting obv die crack A 1839 N3 1 65 65 3500 Head of 1838 Brown with mint red Choice lustrous surfaces LDS Removed from a PCGS holder graded MS65 Red and Brown Ex Heritage 1 1 12 93 Lot 3 C 1839 N6 2 65 65 7500 Booby Head Brown with choice lustrous surfaces Removed from an NGC holder as MS66 brown marked as a Silly Head C 1839 N8 1 58 55 550 Head of 1840 Brown with choice lustrous surfaces Some dark toning not corrosion on leaves under UN to wreath ribbon There are two small depressions in the dentils by star 13 caused bv something coming between the planchet and the die A 1839 N8 1 60 60 900 Head of 1


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    Numismatic Gallery Monthly [vol. 5, nos. 4-5]

    4/1/1952

    N7 VF 30 3 50 N8 Perfect obv HINES MS 55 7 00 N8 Obv die crack Rarity 3 EF 40 8 00 N9 Perfect obverse MS 60 6 00 N10 Reverse State I AU 50 5 00 N10 Broken rev die HINES EF 40 5 00 N1 1 Not in Andrews R3 VF 30 9 00 N12 Not in Andrews R2 VF 25 6 50 1839 N 1 1839 36 State II Rarity VF 1 5 60 00 N2 Head of 1838 EF 40 7 00 N3 Obv die cracks R3 EF 40 11 00 N4 Silly Head VF 25 6 50 N5 Booby Head VF 25 6 00 N6 Booby Head Abt EF 40 9 00 N7 Booby Head defective die VF 30 6 00 N8 Head of 1840 F 15 3 50 N9 Silly Head VF 30 7 50 N 1 0 Booby VF 30 6 00 Nil Booby Head Scarce VG 6 3 50 N 1 3 Booby Head Rarity A XF 40 16 00 1840 N 1 State a VF 30 4 00 N2 Smal date recut 8 VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date State II VF 30 4 00 N4 Die defect below Date VG 10 2 50 N5 VF 30 5 00 N


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 33, No. 3(192)

    5/15/1999

    me minor circ marks Removed from a PCGS holder graded AU50 CC 5 Ex 1999 EAC Lot 528 A 1839 N1 3 H 20 15 2000 Dark brown with even surface granularity State m with a bisecting obv die crack A 1839 N3 1 65 65 3500 Head of 1838 Brown with mint red Choice lustrous surfaces LDS Removed from a PCGS holder graded MS65 Red and Brown Ex Heritage 1 1 12 93 Lot 3 C 1839 N6 2 65 65 7500 Booby Head Brown with choice lustrous surfaces Removed from an NGC holder as MS66 brown marked as a Silly Head C 1839 N8 1 58 55 550 Head of 1840 Brown with choice lustrous surfaces Some dark toning not corrosion on leaves under UN to wreath ribbon There are two small depressions in the dentils by star 13 caused bv something coming between the planchet and the die A 1839 N8 1 60 60 900 Head of 1


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    Catalog of the Magnificent Collection of American Colonial, United States and Foreign Coins, Medals and Currency of All Ages and Periods Formed by Dr. G.F.E. Wilharm



    drews No 4 Uncirculated with broad bor ders every star filled Glossy light brown surface A beautiful specimen Cost 5 00 Worth more now 1839 Silly head Broken die on obverse across head Andrews No 4 Uncircualted glossy medium olive 1839 Silly head Break between 5th and 6th star and across head another light break directly below chin About uncircu lated even light brown 1839 Booby Head Perfect die Uncirculated even light brown 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 Uncirculated bold impres sion with beautiful glossy brown surface A magnificent cent 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 but Avith broken wreath on reverse and faint break connecting 5th and 6th star on left Un circulated red and olive 1839 Booby head Variety with stems of wreath slightly bro ken Perfect obvers


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    Catalog of the Magnificent Collection of American Colonial, United States and Foreign Coins, Medals and Currency of All Ages and Periods Formed by Dr. G.F.E. Wilharm



    drews No 4 Uncirculated with broad bor ders every star filled Glossy light brown surface A beautiful specimen Cost 5 00 Worth more now 1839 Silly head Broken die on obverse across head Andrews No 4 Uncircualted glossy medium olive 1839 Silly head Break between 5th and 6th star and across head another light break directly below chin About uncircu lated even light brown 1839 Booby Head Perfect die Uncirculated even light brown 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 Uncirculated bold impres sion with beautiful glossy brown surface A magnificent cent 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 but Avith broken wreath on reverse and faint break connecting 5th and 6th star on left Un circulated red and olive 1839 Booby head Variety with stems of wreath slightly bro ken Perfect obvers


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    Auction catalogue no. 68 : United States coins ... [11/14/1950]

    NNP-AUC-KOS30-049

    LARGE CENTS 1839 1840 Cents of 1 839 443 N 1 The famous so called 1839 over 6 This die is the type of 1836 with Plain Hair Cord It is very rare and F 15 35 00 445 N 2 Type of 1838 There s a line under L and a line under CENT It is XF 40 6 00 446 N 3 Type of 1838 Very rare variety VF 25 9 00 447 N 4 The silly head VF 30 a popular coin always in demand 5 00 448 N 5 The Booby Head Another popular coin always in demand Considerable red XF 40 7 50 449 N 6 Booby head VF 20 4 00 450 N 7 Booby head VF 30 6 00 451 N 8 Type of 1840 A splendid coin with con siderable red It is MS 60 12 50 453 N 10 The booby head Splendid MS 65 con dition with considerable mint bloom 12 50 454 N 11 Booby head Another splendid coin Much original red 12 00 Cents of 1840 455


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Drawbridge Inn, April 20-23, 1995, Cincinnati



    LOT DATE VARIETY RARITY SHARP NESS GRADE NET GRADE COMMENTS 392 1839 N7 2 40 35 Booby Head Brown with smooth 393 1839 N8 1 40 35 surfaces Some splashes of tan on the rev Two faint dull scratches on neck Old dull scratch across nose to field in front of nose Head of 1840 Brown with smooth 394 1839 N8 1 50 50 surfaces that are a little dirty Some scattered light circ marks Head of 1 840 Brown with choice 395 1839 N8 1 63 63 surfaces Ex Stack s Lot 66 1 29 70 1984 EAC Sa


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring Additional Selections From The Estate of Floyd T. Starr



    f the dies from an obverse with plain hair cords of the 1836 style originally dated 183 the final numeral added later The die appears to have been improperly hardened as it failed crosswise almost as soon as it was put to work in the press 1255 1839 N 2 Head of 1838 About Uncirculated 50 Rarity 1 Even brown Light surface marks Perfect die states Ex Gaskill Collection 1256 1839 N 7 Booby Head About Uncirculated 55 Rarity 3 Even light olive brown Traces of very faded mint color around many letters and parts of the devices of both sides Surfaces smooth hard and glossy Typi cally soft on Liberty s lowest curls An attractive example of this popular variety Die states as Brown 893 Ex Gaskill Collection 1257 1839 N 8 Petite Head Very Good 8 Rarity 1 1839 N 9 Silly Head F


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    The Cardinal Collection



    The Cardinal Collection Starts 6 00 PM ET Thursday January 24 201 3 Frosty Gem RB 1839 Booby Head N 11 Cent Tied For Finest RB of the Date 13058 1839 Modified Matron Head Cent N 11 Rarity 1 Noyes Die State B B Booby Head MS 66 RB PCGS CAC Die Variety Newcomb 1 1 is one of 1 5 varieties of the date Booby Head Beaded Hair Cord The obverse die was also used for Newcomb 15 and the reverse die was also used for Newcomb 6 The Booby Head variety offered here is distinguished by Miss


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    The Twin Leaf Collection of United States Large Cents



    Starts 5 00 PM ET Thursday July 16 2015 Nearly Full Red 1839 Newcomb 5 The Finest Known Booby Head The Finest Graded Coronet Cent at PCGS 2319 1839 N 5 Booby Head Rarity 2 Noyes Die State B B MS 67RB PCGS A simply magnificent Coronet Head cent and the finest Booby Head known One is at once struck by the unusually high degree of mint red remaining on the surface probably about 85 The obverse has uniformly mellowed just slightly to a warm rosy orange and the evenness of the color is


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    The 2009 EAC Convention Sale

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    The 2009 EAC Convention Sale April 18 2009 393 1839 N 12 R4 F12 Booby Head Slightly sharper with a dull light diagonal scratch under EN in CENT and a minor planchet lamination through that C as struck The obverse is unmarked nearly flawless Glossy light chocolate brown with a small splash of reddish brown toning at the bottom of the E in UNITED EDS with a bisecting die crack across the obverse and the crack is strong on this example A nice example for the grade


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    The New York Connoisseur's Collection

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    rian Collection our sale of the Haig Koshkarian Collection March 2004 Lot 13 4 140 PCGS 001742 120 1839 N 3 Rarity 1 Head of 1838 MS 65 BN NGC Boldly spinning cartwheel lustre encircles rich chocolate brown surfaces highlighted with attractive olive on the reverse Glossy and appeal ing with no significant flaws A coin of impressive quality PCGS 001744 121 1839 N 5 Rarity 3 Booby Head MS 64 BN NGC Lustrous and even medium brown with smooth attractive surfaces Tiny flaw in denticles outside star 2 little spot atop hair near star 9 no major nicks or distractions from excellent eye appeal Perfect for a high grade date collector PCGS 001751 122 1839 N 5 Rarity 2 Booby Head MS 61 BN NGC Appeal ing medium brown with smooth surfaces and most lustre remaining Only


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    Kagin's 347th Sale: The G.M. "Pat" Patterson Sale



    U S Coinage Large Cents 1236 1839 N 7 R 3 Booby Head MS 60 Beautiful lustrous brown surfaces with traces of mint red on both sides A darkish spot opposite chin Another on wreath left of O in ONE Some tiny defects in central reverse From Empire Coin Co July 1965 Del Bland June 1969 1237 1839 N 8 R l type of 1840 VF 35 Sharper but there are traces of light verdigris throughout the reverse especially through TATES OF A Otherwise prob


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

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    AGLE CENTS lt S22 Furthei selection of Late Date Large Cents grading Fine 12 to Very Fine 30 a few finer some corroded porous etc Includes 1838 N 3 1839 Silly Head N 4 1840 X 4 1841 N 5 1842 N 4 1843 N IO 1844 N 7 1845 N 7 1846 N 4 1847 N 6 10 pieces SOLD AS IS NO KE rUHNS 1623 Additional selection of Late Date Large Cents condition as the preceding Includes 1838 N 4 1839 Booby Head N 5 1840 N 5 1841 N 6 1842 N 5 1843 Petite Head N 12 1845 N 2 N IO 1846 N 5 9 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 1624 Collection of Late Date Large Cents gi ading F ine r2 to Very Fine 30 the later dates finer some corroded porous etc Includes 1838 N 5 1839 Booby Head N 6 1840 Small Date N 12 1842 N 6 1846 Small Date N 6 1848 N 16 1849 N IO 1851 N 4 1853 N 25 1855 Upright


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

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    but the usual unobtrusive minor circula tion marks Medium brown and nice 1838 N 6 Fine 12 1838 N 8 Broken E Medium date with 83 close Die scratch across inner leaf under M AME above RI CA lower Very Good 8 A field mark under Star 4 A few extremely minor marks on the reverse rim only visi ble under very close scrutiny A medium walnut brown patina 3 pieces 2821 1839 N 10 Booby Head sharp point on coronet no line under CENT doubled leaf at CA Very Fine 30 A sin gle edge nick at 8 00 Otherwise no significant marks Deep brown and subtle green toning Lot No 2816 2816 1838 N 14 Broken E Close date with last 8 slightly high Lowest curl is round with a bold center Spike on leaf tip under R First S high leans left O in OF leans left About LTncircu


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    A scarce variety in demand in any condition 3565 1839 6 N l R 3 A smooth solid Good 5 Full legends and a bold overdate complement pleasing medium brown patina There is a single shallow old contact mark in the left obverse field Quite scarce and highly col lectible Ex Com Galleries February 17 1999 Sale lot 2143 3566 1839 N 2 Head of 38 A nice Very Fme 20 or nearly so 1839 N 5 Booby Head Very Good 8 Evenly worn 1839 N 8 Petite Head A pleasing Very Fine 25 with claims to a higher grade 3 pieces 3567 1839 N 3 Head of 38 Very Fine 20 Some areas of mild porosity visible on the reverse 1839 N 4 Silly Head Fine 12 Obverse scratches at the date 1839 N 9 Silly Head Detail of Very Fine 20 Shallow corrosion evident at the upper reverse 1839 N ll Booby Head Very Fine 2


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    Catalog of the Magnificent Collection of American Colonial, United States and Foreign Coins, Medals and Currency of All Ages and Periods Formed by Dr. G.F.E. Wilharm



    drews No 4 Uncirculated with broad bor ders every star filled Glossy light brown surface A beautiful specimen Cost 5 00 Worth more now 1839 Silly head Broken die on obverse across head Andrews No 4 Uncircualted glossy medium olive 1839 Silly head Break between 5th and 6th star and across head another light break directly below chin About uncircu lated even light brown 1839 Booby Head Perfect die Uncirculated even light brown 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 Uncirculated bold impres sion with beautiful glossy brown surface A magnificent cent 1839 Booby head Andrews No 5 but Avith broken wreath on reverse and faint break connecting 5th and 6th star on left Un circulated red and olive 1839 Booby head Variety with stems of wreath slightly bro ken Perfect obvers


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    Early American Copper Club, 1980 annual convention, auction catalogue, March 28-29-30, 1980



    light cleaning 234 1839 N 4 R 2 silly head F15 brown super clean just wear late strike with faded dentilation R 15 235 1839 N 4 R 2 silly head F15 light brown reverse a bit dull but very clean surfaces 236 1839 N 4 silly head VF30 obverse dark tan reverse same but with few darker areas clean surfaces late strike with mushy edge detail 237 1839 N 5 R l Booby Head F12 tan clean surfaces except small area of crud 4th 6th stars and small rim bruise at 13th star 238 1839 N 6 R 2 booby head F15 dark tan surfaces dull bit of crud in devices 239 1839 N 8 R l head of 40 VF30 dark tan choice glossy sur faces couple very old small marks near CENT 240 1839 N 9 R 3 silly head VF35 obverse tan with darker area on head reverse da


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    Auction catalogue no. 68 : United States coins ... [11/14/1950]

    NNP-AUC-KOS30-049

    LARGE CENTS 1839 1840 Cents of 1 839 443 N 1 The famous so called 1839 over 6 This die is the type of 1836 with Plain Hair Cord It is very rare and F 15 35 00 445 N 2 Type of 1838 There s a line under L and a line under CENT It is XF 40 6 00 446 N 3 Type of 1838 Very rare variety VF 25 9 00 447 N 4 The silly head VF 30 a popular coin always in demand 5 00 448 N 5 The Booby Head Another popular coin always in demand Considerable red XF 40 7 50 449 N 6 Booby head VF 20 4 00 450 N 7 Booby head VF 30 6 00 451 N 8 Type of 1840 A splendid coin with con siderable red It is MS 60 12 50 453 N 10 The booby head Splendid MS 65 con dition with considerable mint bloom 12 50 454 N 11 Booby head Another splendid coin Much original red 12 00 Cents of 1840 455


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    Early American Coppers Convention, Drawbridge Inn, April 20-23, 1995, Cincinnati



    LOT DATE VARIETY RARITY SHARP NESS GRADE NET GRADE COMMENTS 392 1839 N7 2 40 35 Booby Head Brown with smooth 393 1839 N8 1 40 35 surfaces Some splashes of tan on the rev Two faint dull scratches on neck Old dull scratch across nose to field in front of nose Head of 1840 Brown with smooth 394 1839 N8 1 50 50 surfaces that are a little dirty Some scattered light circ marks Head of 1 840 Brown with choice 395 1839 N8 1 63 63 surfaces Ex Stack s Lot 66 1 29 70 1984 EAC Sa


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring Additional Selections From The Estate of Floyd T. Starr



    f the dies from an obverse with plain hair cords of the 1836 style originally dated 183 the final numeral added later The die appears to have been improperly hardened as it failed crosswise almost as soon as it was put to work in the press 1255 1839 N 2 Head of 1838 About Uncirculated 50 Rarity 1 Even brown Light surface marks Perfect die states Ex Gaskill Collection 1256 1839 N 7 Booby Head About Uncirculated 55 Rarity 3 Even light olive brown Traces of very faded mint color around many letters and parts of the devices of both sides Surfaces smooth hard and glossy Typi cally soft on Liberty s lowest curls An attractive example of this popular variety Die states as Brown 893 Ex Gaskill Collection 1257 1839 N 8 Petite Head Very Good 8 Rarity 1 1839 N 9 Silly Head F


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    Numismatic Gallery Monthly [vol. 5, nos. 4-5]

    4/1/1952

    N7 VF 30 3 50 N8 Perfect obv HINES MS 55 7 00 N8 Obv die crack Rarity 3 EF 40 8 00 N9 Perfect obverse MS 60 6 00 N10 Reverse State I AU 50 5 00 N10 Broken rev die HINES EF 40 5 00 N1 1 Not in Andrews R3 VF 30 9 00 N12 Not in Andrews R2 VF 25 6 50 1839 N 1 1839 36 State II Rarity VF 1 5 60 00 N2 Head of 1838 EF 40 7 00 N3 Obv die cracks R3 EF 40 11 00 N4 Silly Head VF 25 6 50 N5 Booby Head VF 25 6 00 N6 Booby Head Abt EF 40 9 00 N7 Booby Head defective die VF 30 6 00 N8 Head of 1840 F 15 3 50 N9 Silly Head VF 30 7 50 N 1 0 Booby VF 30 6 00 Nil Booby Head Scarce VG 6 3 50 N 1 3 Booby Head Rarity A XF 40 16 00 1840 N 1 State a VF 30 4 00 N2 Smal date recut 8 VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date VF 30 4 00 N3 Small date State II VF 30 4 00 N4 Die defect below Date VG 10 2 50 N5 VF 30 5 00 N


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