Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 109

January 27-30, 2019 Long Beach


Liberty Cap Cents
 
 
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Lot 98
1794 S-17a R5- Head and Edge of 1793 G5. Several points sharper but the surfaces are covered with microscopic roughness on all but the highpoints, which are smooth. The fine roughness is most noticeable on the reverse where diagonal striations in the copper reach NE to SW across that entire side. No verdigris and only a couple trivial contact marks, none notable. Medium brown and tan blending to chocolate brown in protected areas. Very lightly cleaned. MDS. The date is complete and easily readable and the legends are clear except for LIBERTY, which is weak at best. The edge lettering is complete and strong. Graded VG10 sharpness net G5 by Noyes, his photo #34319. A tough variety that comes with a nice provenance. Estimate Value $2,500 - UP
Ex Al Bonard 8/1966-Jackson Storm 8/1984-R. E. Matthews, Superior 5/28/1989:140-Paul Langseth 8/26/1990-Jim Long-McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/9/1993:27-Dan Trollan 4/22/2010-Terry Denman 4/2016-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Denman collection envelope and M&G lot ticket).
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$1,800
Lot 99
1794 S-18a R6 Head and Edge of 1793 PCGS graded VG8, CAC Approved. Very attractive medium brown and light chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent, especially for a rare variety that usually comes with significant defects. Just a few minor marks including a tiny rim bruise left of the lowest curl, a spot of very fine carbon in the leaves under the first A in AMERICA, a dull rim nick over the first S in STATES, and a minor planchet lamination at ED in UNITED (as struck). MDS, Breen state III, before any swelling in the field under the cap. The date is relatively weak, as always on this variety, but it is easily readable. Most of the legends are clear although a few letters are weakening near the rims. The edge lettering is complete and bold, including the downturned leaf following DOLLAR. Graded G6 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes census, his photo #20106. Del Bland says VG8 and CC#5 in the Breen/Bland census. Our grade is VG8. The reverse of this cent is plated on page 41 in the 1979 Tom Morley grading reference for 1794 cents. A premium example of this very rare variety. And it comes with a nice provenance as you would expect. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 finer for the variety, 1 in 20, 1 in 45. Estimate Value $18,000 - UP
Ex Dr. Charles L. Ruby 12/1972-Superior Stamp & Coin Co.-Superior Galleries 2/11/1974:344 (plated)-R. S. Brown, Jr., 11/1976-Denis Loring 5/7/1983-Jack H. Robinson, Superior 1/29/1989:23-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., 12/1994-Darwin B. Palmer, Jr.-1997 EAC Sale, lot 91-Tom Reynolds-Robert C. Clark, 2000 ANA Sale, Bowers & Merena, lot 214-Robert C. Clark (via Denis Loring) 4/2002-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$32,400
Lot 100
1794 S-18b R4 Head of 1793 Edge of 1794 PCGS graded XF40. Attractive frosty medium chocolate brown and steel with lighter brown toning in protected areas, particularly on the reverse. There are a few small contact marks scattered over both sides including a short, dull scratch slanting through the E in LIBERTY. The surfaces are smooth, void of any hint of corrosion or verdigris, but there are some minor planchet flakes on both sides (as struck). These flakes are located mostly between LIBERTY and the dentils above and along the bottom of the reverse. A tiny planchet clip affects the dentils left of the top of the cap (as struck), and the edge lettering is unaffected by the clip. A sharp, attractive example of the popular 1794 Head of 1793 type. Graded AU50 sharpness net VF30 and tied for CC#11 in the Noyes census, his photo #39437. Del Bland says VF30 and tied for CC#13 in his census. Our grade is net VF30+. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer for the variety, 2 in 63, 1 in 64. Estimate Value $20,000 - UP
Ex Stack's 3/1989:1464-Doug Bird 7/1989-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., 8/1990-Darwin B. Palmer, Jr., 10/28/1996-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Holmes collection envelope).
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$19,200
Lot 101
1794 S-18b R4 Head of 1793 Edge of 1794 G5+. The obverse is a bit sharper than the reverse, which is normal for the variety in lower grades, perhaps a 7/4+ split. Glossy steel and chocolate mottled with some lighter brown and tan toning, especially on the obverse. The surfaces are smooth except for a minor planchet lamination in the field above the end of the pole (as struck). A faint vertical hairline scratch up from the right pendant of the T in CENT is the only notable contact mark, and it is barely visible. The date is weak but easily readable as are the legends on both sides. It's a decent lower grade example of the popular 1794 Head of 1793 type, but what really makes this piece special is the blundered edge lettering. It reads "FOR A DOLL DRED" and we can only assume the edge is the more common 1794 (b) version because there is no leaf on the edge. A neat mint error. Estimate Value $1,250 - UP
Ex Louis Whitaker-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$2,040
Lot 102
1794 S-19a R5+ Head and Edge of 1793 F12. Sharpness F15, even better on the reverse with its protective rim, but this cent was lightly cleaned and retoned. Rather glossy dark steel and chocolate brown with lighter brown and tan toning in protected areas. The surfaces are smooth except for some tiny planchet chips scattered outside the wreath, mostly at NIT in UNITED and RICA in AMERICA (all as struck). The only notable contact marks are a light rim bruise opposite the chin and an even less significant one over the T in UNITED. The date and legends are clear except where some letters outside the wreath are affected by the tiny chips. The edge lettering is complete and strong, and the downturned leaf following DOLLAR is bold. MDS, Breen state I, with a bulge in the field below the cap. Graded VF20 sharpness net VG10 by Noyes and CC#6 in his census, photo #59226. Estimate Value $9,000 - UP
Ex David Wnuck, 2005 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/23/2005:93-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$14,400
Lot 103
1794 S-19b R4 Head of 1793, Edge of 1794 NGC graded F12. Rather glossy dark olive brown and steel with lighter steel brown toning on the highpoints of the devices. No corrosion but there are traces of verdigris in protected places plus a few marks on both sides. The notable marks are a rather large planchet flake in the field before the nose and a smaller one at the forehead (both as struck), plus a small rim bruise under the 4, a minor rim nick left of the bottom of the cap, and another rim nick over the E in UNITED. The planchet flake before the nose is the only mark that catches your eye. The date is clear and the legends are complete although there is strike weakness on AMERICA. MDS, Breen state I, with the usual swelling in the field below the cap. Our grade is net VG10. Noyes photo #59892. The attribution is noted on the NGC label. NGC population 1; 1 finer in 40 for the variety. Estimate Value $4,000 - UP
Ex Chris McCawley 4/1998-Dan Trollan 4/2014-Chris McCawley 4/2018-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$4,800
Lot 104
1794 S-20b R5 Head of 1793 Edge of 1794 VG10. Sharpness VF25 but the hair details have been carefully enhanced (done prior to the Sargent sale in 1913) and the planchet is incomplete at the top of the obverse. It appears that this planchet was cut a bit too close to the beveled edge of the planchet strip, but the edge lettering is still complete. The surfaces are decent but a glass reveals microscopic porosity covering both sides. No verdigris or contact marks. Slightly glossy medium steel brown and chocolate. The date and legends are complete and strong. M-LDS, Breen state II, with a subtle horizontal bulge from the chin to the rim. Graded VF25 sharpness net F12 and tied for CC#11 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF20 net VG7, his photo #57019. Certainly an imperfect specimen but there aren't many perfect ones out there; hence the great provenance. Estimate Value $7,000 - UP
Ex John W. Haseltine Collection-John W. Haseltine auction 3/1881:721-Arthur Sargent, Esq., S. H. Chapman 6/20/1913:404 ($7, plated)-Dr. Robert M. Scott-Y. P. Rosemont, Thomas L. Elder 5/1924:1802-unknown-Dr. William H. Sheldon 11/1948-Judge Thomas L. Gaskill, New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately) 11/1956-Dorothy I. Paschal-John W. Adams, Bowers & Ruddy 1982 FPL:8-unknown-Bowers & Merena 9/1988:3207-unknown-Bowers & Merena 3/1989:5201-Paul Langseth, Jr., 4/24/1994-Dr. Allen Bennett 4/1998-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$2,880
Lot 105
1794 S-21 R3 PCGS graded XF45, CAC Approved. Very attractive glossy medium brown and light chocolate that is mixed with some reddish brown and light greenish olive tones on the reverse. The surfaces are smooth and nearly void of marks. The best identifying marks are two puffs of darker olive brown toning on the cap and a tiny planchet flake under the T in UNITED. E-MDS, Breen state II, with a fine die crack from the dentils through the left top of the B in LIBERTY into the field under the adjacent I where it fades away as it reaches the cap. Graded VF35 net VF20 in the Noyes census, his photo #33860. Our grade is VF25. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 6 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $4,000 - UP
Ex Tom Reynolds-Walter Husak 5/19/1996-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$4,320
Lot 106
1794 S-21 R3 VG7. Several points sharper but covered with very fine roughness under mostly glossy dark olive brown and chocolate toning. The devices are a lighter shade of steel brown and the two-tone appearance accents the details and adds to the eye appeal. No verdigris, and the only notable marks are two minor rim bruises at TATE. EDS, Breen state I, before any die cracks on the obverse. The date and legends are complete and easily readable although some letters outside the wreath are relatively weak. An attractive cent in spite of the minor roughness. And an added bonus is the blundered edge lettering that reads "HUNDRED FOR A DOLLARE" with no trace of the leaf following DOLLAR. Estimate Value $600 - UP
Ex eBay 2004-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$660
Lot 107
1794 S-22 R1 PCGS graded VF30, CAC Approved. Choice frosty medium brown with darker steel brown and chocolate toning on the highpoints. The surfaces are smooth and this cent has outstanding eye appeal. No roughness or verdigris and only a few trivial contact marks. The notable marks are a thin nick hidden between the top of the R in LIBERTY and the dentils above, a dull tick on the truncation over the 4, and a dull nick on the throat. Scarce EDS, Breen state I, before any swelling at the top of the wreath. Graded VF25 in the Noyes census, his photo #37459. Our grade is VF25 as well. A premium example of this tough die state. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 10 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $3,000 - UP
Ex Michael Arconti 9/1999-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$4,800
Lot 108
1794 S-22 R1 VF35. Sharpness EF45 with smooth, beautiful surfaces except for a couple small scratches between the D in UNITED and the adjacent S in STATES. Some have speculated that these are the initials of Henry Sternberg, a prior owner, but that seems to be a stretch. Otherwise this cent is flawless and the eye appeal is outstanding. Frosty medium steel and chocolate brown, and with a bit of imagination you can see peeps of very faded mint color in a couple of the protected areas, particularly at the L in LIBERTY. E-MDS, Breen state III, with clear die clashmarks on both sides and shallow "mounds" forming at the top of the wreath and in the leaves under IC in AMERICA. Graded EF40 net VF30 by Noyes, his photo #36296. Del bland says EF45 sharpness net EF40 (his grading card is included). Removed from an NGC slab graded AU Details Reverse Graffiti (NGC label #2038595-021 included, and it shows the attribution and Mervis provenance). Estimate Value $7,500 - UP
Ex Henry A. Sternberg, M. H. Bolender 3/2/1956:1572-Philip Van Cleave, Kagin's 1/30/1986:5547-Del Bland-Tom Reynolds 6/7/1989-Del Bland-6/21/1992-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. 4/2003-Adam Mervis, Heritage 1/10/2014:2441-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Holmes collection envelope and Bland grading card).
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$4,320
Lot 109
1794 S-22 R1 G4. Attractive glossy medium chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the devices; a nice two-tone large cent. The obverse is significantly sharper while the reverse is weaker, which is typical of worn examples of the variety. The surfaces are smooth and the only notable mark is a very light rim bruise off the end of the pole. M-LDS with "mounds" at the top and lower right part of the wreath. The special feature of this cent is that the edge lettering "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" was added two times to this planchet, and there is a separation of about 60 degrees between the two impressions with both readable in the same direction. At first glance the edge lettering looks like a jumbled mess, as you would expect, with some letters on top of others. But once you find "ONE" as a starting point for each impression you can read everything without difficulty. Obviously this planchet went through the edge lettering process two times before being struck. Another very interesting mint error in this specialized collection. Estimate Value $500 - UP
Ex Don Frederick 10/2/1983-Jim Young 5/1990 (during the EAC Convention in Orlando, Dan's first EAC Convention to attend in person)-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Young collection envelope).
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$504
Lot 110
1794 S-22 R1 AG3. Mostly glossy tan and light steel brown with reddish brown toning in protected areas on the obverse. The obverse is much sharper than the reverse, perhaps a 5/1 split, so the grade assigned is an average of the two sides. The surfaces are mostly smooth and attractive but there are some spots of shallow greenish verdigris and corrosion on both sides and some old scratches on the reverse. What makes this cent special is that it was struck twice. The first strike was centered on the planchet but it failed to eject properly before being struck a second time 20% off center to K-2. The doubling on the obverse is obvious to the unaided eye and portions of both dates remain visible (although the first one is faint). The reverse is nearly worn smooth with only peeks of the designs remaining visible. A very rare type of mint error for a 1794 cent. Estimate Value $2,000 - UP
Ex Chris McCawley 9/2006-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$1,860
Lot 111
1794 S-23 R4+ NGC graded XF40. Glossy medium brown with smooth surfaces and only trivial contact marks. A beautiful cent. The best identifying marks, and they are barely visible, are a tiny diagonal nick right of the bottom edge of the ear lobe, a microscopic planchet flake in the field under the I in LIBERTY, and a very small rim bruise just right of the second S in STATES. Terminal die state, Breen state V, with die cracks on the obverse and swelling in the center of the reverse. The obverse is bisected by a strong die crack from the rim off the end of the pole through the portrait and ear lobe to the rim above the cap. A wonderful cent, just moderately worn. Our grade is VF20. Noyes says VF20 net F15 and tied for CC#11, his photo #29174. Bland grades this piece VF20 and has it tied for CC#10 in his census. The attribution and Baldwin-Newman provenance are noted on the NGC label. NGC population 1; 1 finer in 45 for the variety. Estimate Value $14,000 - UP
Ex A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London)-Eric P. Newman 7/16/1985-Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage 11/2014:3090-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Baldwin envelope, the Newman collection envelope, and the Heritage lot ticket).
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$10,200
Lot 112
1794 S-24 R1 PCGS graded AU50, CAC Approved. Very attractive glossy medium brown and light chocolate. The surfaces are choice and the eye appeal of this cent is outstanding. The only notable marks are a small stain of darker toning with tiny verdigris specks over IB in LIBERTY, a tick on the truncation over the 1 in the date, and a small rim nick over the T in UNITED. MDS, Breen state IV, with a fine die crack through the L to the back of the head and a faint die crack from the rim up to the truncation just right of the date. Our grade is VF35. A beautiful cent that comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 9 finer for the variety, 8 in BN, 1 in RB. Estimate Value $5,000 - UP
Ex Lawrence O. Ross, Stack's 10/1953:446 (as "UNC")-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/1988:31 (as EF45)-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/2001:217-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$8,100
Lot 113
1794 S-24 R1 VF30. Sharper by at least 5 points but there is a tiny punch mark between the tops of the B & E in LIBERTY on an otherwise choice, nearly flawless cent. Glossy medium chocolate brown and steel with satiny flowline luster in the fields and protected areas on both sides. M-LDS, Breen state V late, with die cracks and die rust on the obverse and subtle swelling in the center of the reverse. Graded EF45 sharpness net VF35 by Noyes, his photo #33279. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU Details Damage (PCGS label #35537.98/28606180 included, and it shows the attribution). Comes with a very nice provenance. Estimate Value $3,500 - UP
Ex Henry Chapman 11/1908-Norweb Family Collection, Bowers & Merena 11/14/1988:2701 (as EF45)-unknown-2015 EAC Sale, lot 47-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$4,800
Lot 114
1794 NC-11 R7 PCGS Genuine Good Details Rim Damage. Rather glossy dark steel and chocolate brown. The surfaces are reasonably smooth with only the finest uniform microscopic roughness showing in the fields and protected areas. No verdigris but there are several light rim bruises around both sides, the strongest one located under the bust tip. The rim bruises are not very distracting and they affect only the dentils; none impinge on the legends. A thin diagonal nick on the end of the chin is the only other notable mark. The date is complete and easily readable and most of the legends are clear. This variety is a product of the mating of the obverse die used for the NC-8, S-25, and S-26 die varieties with the reverse used on the S-32. Only 7 examples are known and the finest grades net VG8. All 7 of the known examples have significant defects so waiting for a choice one may be an exercise in futility. Our grade on this one is G5+ sharpness net G4. The attribution is noted on the PCGS label. Estimate Value $10,000 - UP
Discovered unattributed by Chris Young at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Philadelphia on 9/19/2013-Greg Hannigan-(private collector)-Chris McCawley. Not part of the Dan Trollan Collection.
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Lot 115
1794 S-25 R3 PCGS graded VF30. Glossy light to medium olive and steel brown. An attractive cent for the grade with only a few trivial marks. The notable ones are a light rim bruise at TY in LIBERTY, a dull nick down from the curl left of the date, and a diagonal nick at the bottom of the eye. MDS with faint die clashmarks but no die cracks. Our grade is F15+, close to VF20. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 5 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $1,750 - UP
Ex Richard Picker 1961-Norweb Family Collection, Bowers & Merena 11/14/1988:2702 (plated)-Tom Reynolds-Jack Wadlington (via Chris McCawley)-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr. (via Chris McCawley)-Evan L. Kopald (via Chris McCawley 2006 FPL, Plated)-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Kopald collection envelope).
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$3,480
Lot 116
1794 S-26 R2 PCGS graded AU55, CAC Approved. Choice frosty medium brown and light chocolate. A beautiful cent that offers outstanding eye appeal; essentially flawless. The only defects are some microscopic planchet chips, as struck, around LIBERTY plus a very light nick on the jaw over the throat and another in the field close below the cap. Nicely struck E-MDS, Breen state II. A radial die crack reaches from the rim through the E in STATES ending just before reaching the leaf below, and there is a single set of die clashmarks on the reverse. The reverse of this cent is plated in the Samuel H. Chapman 1926 monograph on the cents of 1794. Graded AU50 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes census, his photo #61040. Bland says AU55 and tied for CC#5. Our grade is AU50 Choice. Comes with a provenance that can be traced back well over a century. The attribution and Naftzger-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 6 finer for the variety, 4 in BN, 2 in RB. Estimate Value $22,000 - UP
Ex George M. Klein, W. Elliot Woodward #95, 5/1888:2007-John P. Lyman, S. H. Chapman 11/1913:400-Henry C. Hines-T. James Clarke 10/1954-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/14/1973:348-First Coinvestors, 1975 EAC Sale, Pine Tree Auction Co., 2/1975:614-John W. Adams-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz-Ed Hipps-unknown-Auction '90 (Stack's) 8/10/1990:27-Stack's 1991 FPL, lot 11-unrecorded 2/2010-Tom Reynolds, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2016:17-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Goldberg lot ticket).
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Lot 117
1794 S-26 R2 PCGS Genuine XF Details Environmental Damage. An attractive cent but there are traces of shallow verdigris in protected areas on the reverse. Otherwise the surfaces appear to be smooth with extremely faint granularity visible only with strong magnification. The only contact marks, and they are barely noticeable, are a tick on the hair right of the cap and a minor rim bruise at the second A in AMERICA. LDS, Breen state VII, with strong die cracks through the first S and E in STATES and swelling at the C in CENT. In addition the reverse is rotated 25 degrees clockwise relative to the normal head-to-foot die orientation. Our grade is VF25 sharpness net F15+. A nice cent in spite of the minor surface issues, and it comes with an impressive provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. Estimate Value $1,500 - UP
Ex Edward H. Schwartz, Abe Kosoff 10/11/1961:30 (where plated and graded VF35)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co., 11/14/1973:349 (as VF25)-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/2006:19185-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Naftzger/New Netherlands lot ticket and Reiver collection envelope).
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$1,200
Lot 118
1794 S-26 R2 PCGS graded F15, CAC Approved. Glossy light chocolate with lighter brown toning on the highpoints. The surfaces are smooth and attractive with only a few insignificant marks. The notable ones are a very light rim bruise under the bust tip and another at the L in LIBERTY. Very late die state (VLDS), Breen state VII late. The two die cracks on the reverse are strong and the C in CENT has been obliterated by die failure in that area. The date and remainder of the legends are all strong. Our grade is F12. A nice low to mid-grade example of this variety and a neat die state. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 9 finer for the variety, 7 in BN, 2 in RB. Estimate Value $1,200 - UP
Ex an unrecorded source at the Central States Numismatic Association bourse 4/1976-G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/1991:33-Chuck Furjanic 9/2012-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Kuntz collection envelope and lot ticket).
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$2,040
Lot 119
1794 S-26 R2 VG8. A couple points sharper but there are a few minor rim bruises on both sides, the most notable of these being over the R in LIBERTY and opposite the eye. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth; a glass reveals microscopic granularity in the fields and protected areas. Mostly glossy medium chocolate brown and olive with lighter brown toning on the devices. LDS, Breen state VII, with two strong radial die cracks on the reverse and swelling at CE in CENT that nearly obliterates those two letters. Otherwise the date and legends are complete and clear. The edge lettering on this cent was added twice with a 15 degree separation between the two impressions. Both impressions read in the same direction, and the first rendering is relatively weak with only selected letters still easily visible. Perhaps the second attempt was purposeful because the mint worker realized the first impression was too shallow. We can only guess. But as a result there are two clearly defined leaves between DOLLAR and ONE. According to a note on the Blaisdell collection envelope this cent was described in an early issue of "The Numismatist" to announce the extra leaf following DOLLAR. Perhaps they didn't see the additional edge letters that could explain the second leaf. Another interesting mint error. Estimate Value $500 - UP
Ex Charles S. Barkelew-Willard C. Blaisdell 1976-Del Bland-George E. Ewing-Darwin B. Palmer 4/1994-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Blaisdell collection envelope).
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$990
Lot 120
1794 S-27 R5 VF25. At least five points sharper but lightly burnished and retoned glossy chocolate brown and olive with lighter brown toning in protected areas. No roughness or verdigris and only a few minor contact marks in the field before the nose and chin plus a tiny rim nick off the lowest curl. Nicely struck M-LDS, Breen state III, with an obvious wave from the rim below the cap through the portrait exiting from the chin before reaching the rim to the right. The date and legends are all bold. An attractive cent in spite of the retoning. Graded VF35 sharpness net VF25 by Del Bland and listed as CC#6 in his census. A nice example of this tough die variety. Estimate Value $8,000 - UP
Discovered unattributed in a Colorado coin shop in 1972 by Donald B. Moore (via Denis Loring) 10/2013-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$11,700
Lot 121
1794 S-27 R5 NGC graded VF Details Environmental Damage. Sharpness VF or nearly so but the planchet is covered with fine to moderate roughness under rather glossy chocolate and steel brown toning. No verdigris and the only notable marks are a scuff of very old scratches hidden in the toning at CE in CENT. MDS with a very subtle wave in the field under the cap and off the chin. The date is strong and the legends are complete and easily readable. Our grade is net G6. The attribution and Exman provenance are noted on the NGC label. Estimate Value $1,200 - UP
Ex Eugene Exman, Heritage 6/4/2015:3042-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Exman collection envelope and lot ticket).
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$2,040
Lot 122
1794 S-28 R2 PCGS graded MS63+ Brown. Lustrous medium chocolate and chestnut brown with satiny mint frost covering the fields on both sides. Looks choice mint state with outstanding eye appeal (hence the outstanding grade assigned by PCGS), but there is a hint of very light friction on the highest points of the hair. The only marks are a thin vertical nick at the left end of the eyebrow, a tiny tick on the jawline near the ear, a pair of very tiny rim nicks just left of the fraction, and a speck of dark toning on the upper serif of the C in CENT. Nicely struck early die state but not quite the earliest, Breen state I late or II early. A faint radial die crack extends from the dentils opposite the neck into the field halfway to the neck, but the thin die line from the dentils right of STATES is clear. Called MS60 and tied for CC#1 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 Choice and CC#4 in his census of confirmed examples, photo #34001. Either way this is a beautiful early cent. Our grade is AU58, very close to MS60, and Choice. The attribution and Gerrie-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 66 for the variety. Estimate Value $35,000 - UP
Ex Dennis E. Steinmetz 10/5/1989-Doug Bird 1/1995-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz-Chris McCawley 6/1995-G. Lee Kuntz-Chris McCawley-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/2008:2030-Paul Gerrie, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/3/2013:17-Dan Trollan Collection.
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Lot 123
1794 S-29 R2 PCGS graded AU50. The obverse is a very attractive glossy medium brown and light chocolate while the reverse is frosty light olive with light chocolate toning in protected areas. The only notable mark is a light rim bruise under the bust tip. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and nearly flawless and the cent has great eye appeal. EDS, Breen state I, with an uncracked reverse. Graded VF35 by Del Bland. Noyes says VF35 net VF25, his photo #34792. Our grade is net VF30. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 5 finer for the variety, 2 in 55, 2 in 63, 1 in 64. Estimate Value $5,500 - UP
Ex Kevin Lipton-Kenneth Goldman-Denis Loring 1983-Jack H. Robinson, Superior 1/29/1989:47 (as VF35)-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/1996:43 (as VF35)-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Loring and Brown collection envelopes and both lot tickets).
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$7,500
Lot 124
1794 S-30 R1 PCGS graded MS62 Brown. Choice frosty medium chocolate brown with satiny luster covering the fields and protected areas. Hints of very faded mint color are peeking through on the reverse. A bit of reddish olive brown toning shows at the truncation and at the 94 in the date. There is a touch of friction on the highest points of the hair, but this cent offers choice mint state eye appeal. The only notable mark is a fine, light vertical scratch from the jawline right of the ear lobe down to the top of the neck where it fades away. M-LDS, Breen state III. The die crack through the R in AMERICA is strong and extends inside the wreath, and fine die rust covers much of the upper half of the reverse. Graded AU50 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, his photo #31530. Our grade is AU50 Choice. The attribution and Gerrie-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 64 for the variety. Estimate Value $20,000 - UP
Ex Lord St. Oswald Estate-Christies (London) 2/1992:282-Tony Terranova-Walter Husak 4/2004-Paul Gerrie, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/3/2013:19-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Husak and Gerrie collection envelopes and the Goldberg lot ticket).
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$36,000
Lot 125
1794 S-30 R1 G6. A point or two sharper, especially on the obverse, but the surfaces are covered with very fine roughness on all but the highpoints, which are smooth. No verdigris and the only post-minting contact marks of any significance are some old hairline scratches hidden in the toning on both sides. The toning is an attractive and slightly glossy medium brown and light chocolate blending to medium chocolate brown in protected areas. This cent was struck 10% off center to K-2 leaving most of LIBERTY and AMERICA off the planchet. The date, however, is complete and clear. In addition there is a collar-post indent on the unstruck portion of the planchet right of the D in UNITED. This small but strong indent was created by the short post or pin that held the collar in place on the press. The planchet just happened to be positioned off center in the direction of this post. The upper end of the post was slightly above the level of the coining chamber and the force of the strike created a deep, well defined impression of the post on the unstruck part of the planchet. The indent occurred on the reverse because the obverse was the hammer die, and the hammer die drove the off-center planchet into the post and reverse die during the strike. A similar collar-post indent error is present on the off-center 1793 S-10 offered earlier in Jim Neiswinter's portion of this sale. We have also seen a similar mint error on a 1793 half cent that was in the famous Missouri Cabinet Collection and was sold as lot #2 in the companion "Davy Sale" we conducted on 9/19/2010. These three are the only "off center with collar-post indent" errors known to us, and Breen was unaware of any when he wrote his encyclopedias on half cents and large cents. An extremely rare type of mint error worthy of the most advanced collection of early error strikes. Estimate Value $6,000 - UP
Ex Chris McCawley-Jim Neiswinter 4/2007-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$3,000
Lot 126
1794 S-31 R1 PCGS graded MS64 Brown, CAC Approved. Choice lustrous medium brown and light chocolate. Satiny mint frost covers all but the highest points of the devices and the eye appeal is outstanding. The only notable marks, and they are barely visible, are a small nick at the top of the outer lump left of the lower curls and a faint spot of slightly darker brown toning at the left top of the E in STATES. MDS, Breen state II, with very faint clashmarks on the reverse and fine radial die flowlines near the dentils on both sides. Both of the chips in the field behind the lower curls are clear. The reverse of this cent is plated in Sheldon's Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. Another truly beautiful 1794 cent in the Dan Trollan Collection. Graded MS60 net AU55 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes census, his photo #26934. Bland says MS60 and tied for CC#4. Our grade is AU58+, very close to MS60, and Choice. Comes with a great provenance. The attribution and Naftzger-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 1 finer in 66 for the variety. Estimate Value $35,000 - UP
Ex Henry C. Hines-Carl Wurtzbach 1949-Dr.William H. Sheldon 4/19/1972-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/14/1973:354-Del Bland 5/13/1986-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/1988:44-Jack H. Beymer-Loren Barnett-Tony Terranova-Tom Morley, Superior 5/31/1992:181-Tom Reynolds, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2016:21-Chris McCawley 3/2016-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Morley collection envelope and the last 2 lot tickets).
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Lot 127
1794 S-31 R1 PCGS graded VF35, CAC Approved. Choice frosty medium brown and light olive. A beautiful cent for the grade, essentially flawless except for a hairline scratch through the T in UNITED. Nicely struck LDS, Breen state II, with die flowlines on both sides. The two "chips" in the field under the cap are dull but clearly visible. Our grade is VF25. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 4; 15 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $3,000 - UP
Ex Associated Coin Auctions 4/7/1956:543-Fred H. Borcherdt 5/2012-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Borcherdt collection envelope).
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$4,080
Lot 128
1794 S-31 R1 F15. Sharpness VF30 but there are several rim bruises on both sides, the strongest of these over ST and S-O at the top of the reverse. Otherwise the only notable mark is a diagonal nick on the throat. The planchet is smooth and the color is a very attractive glossy medium brown and light chocolate with traces of darker steel brown on the highpoints of the devices. This cent has nice eye appeal in spite of the obvious contact marks. MDS, Breen state II, with no visible die clashmarks. The edge lettering is blundered and reads "ONE HUNDRED A DOLLAR". This cent is plated on page 12 in the 1979 Tom Morley book on grading 1794 cents where it represents the F15 grade for the S-31 die variety. Noyes photo #59902. Estimate Value $1,750 - UP
Ex Coin Galleries (Stack's) 8/16/1983:1408-Tom Reynolds 12/1990-Dan Trollan Collection (lot ticket included).
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$1,380
Lot 129
1794 S-32 R2 PCGS graded VF35. Glossy mix of light chocolate, olive brown, and reddish brown tones with traces of frosty tan in protected areas on the obverse. The surfaces are smooth and the only notable marks are a dull scratch on the lower part of the neck and a few tiny ticks on the neck near the hair. EDS, Breen state I, before any clashmarks or die cracks. Graded VF30 sharpness net VF25 by Noyes and finest of the EDS in his census, photo #21625. Bland says VF25. Our grade is VF25 as well. A nice example of the rare early die state in spite of the uneven toning, and it comes with an important provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 5 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $3,000 - UP
Ex L & C Coins 1/1987-Doug Bird 7/1987-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1989 EAC Sale, lot 28 (as VF30)-Doug Bird-Gary M. Ruttenberg 5/1/1993-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/1996:46-Walt Husak 6/1998-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Brown lot ticket).
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$4,080
Lot 130
1794 S-32 R2 NGC graded MS62 Brown. Choice frosty medium chocolate and olive brown. Satiny mint luster covers the fields and protected areas and this cent has outstanding eye appeal. No spots or stains and only trivial marks of no significance. The best identifying marks, and they are barely visible, are a small diagonal nick on the chin and a dull nick nestled between the I and C in AMERICA. LDS, Breen state V, with a bold die crack through the first S in STATES to the wreath, and a small lump fills the space between the crack and left top of that S. Strong die clashmarks show on the reverse, and the reverse is rotated 10 degrees CCW relative to the normal head-to-foot die orientation (in the LDS the reverse is often found rotated clockwise 35-45 degrees). A beautiful cent. Our grade is AU50 thanks to a trace of friction on the highest points of the hair. Noyes says EF45 Choice and tied for CC#6, his photo #29116. Bland says EF45 and CC#7. The attribution and Newman provenance are noted on the NGC label. NGC population 1; none finer for the variety. Estimate Value $27,500 - UP
Ex Eric P. Newman 7/16/1985-Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage 11/2014:3091-Dan Trollan Collection (lot ticket and Newman collection envelope included).
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$27,000
Lot 131
1794 S-33 R6 VG10. Sharpness VF35 or nearly so but the obverse was burnished to remove minor roughness, traces of which can be found in protected areas under strong magnification. The reverse was also burnished but far more lightly and the smoothing is not as obvious. No verdigris or contact marks, and the eye appeal is nice in spite of the obvious "improvement." Retoned glossy light olive and chocolate brown. LDS, Breen state VI, with all 5 of the radial "Wheelspoke" die cracks strong. In addition there is a clear die crack from the top of the L in LIBERTY to the top of the cap. Graded VF35 sharpness net VG10 and CC#5 in the Noyes census, his photo #27910. Bland says VF35 net VG10 and CC#5 as well. And keep in mind that two of the finer ones are impounded in the ANS Museum collection and this is the sharpest example of the variety available to collectors. The reverse of this cent is plated in the 1910 Elder-Gilbert catalog and both sides are plated in the 1923 Chapman reference on the cents of 1794. This famous large cent rarity comes with a remarkable provenance that can be traced back over a century. Estimate Value $35,000 - UP
Ex Ebenezer Gilbert-Thomas L. Elder #44, 10/12/1910:27 (reverse plated)-H. O. Granberg-William H. Woodin-The United States Coin Co. 5/19/1915:110-Amos Van Buskirk-Henry Chapman 3/1917:493-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/7/1945:44-Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/5/1960:1369-Frank H. Masters, Jr., Rare Coin Company of America 5/14/1971:60-John W. Adams, Bowers & Ruddy FPL, 1982:26-Denis Loring 5/7/1983-Jack H. Robinson (privately) 1/23/1988-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/2001:228-Dan Trollan Collection.
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Lot 132
1794 S-34 R5+ PCGS graded VF20. Choice glossy medium brown blending to chocolate around the devices. Very nice color and surfaces for the grade, the only marks being a few tiny pinpricks between the cap and hair and another on the left foot of T in CENT. EDS, Breen state I, with the always present small rim cud over LI clearly visible and the reverse die unclashed. Tied for CC#4 in the Bland census as F12 (Bland grading card included). Noyes says tied for CC#5 as VG10, his photo #20417. Our grade is F12. An attractive example of a variety thats very difficult to find with smooth, problem-free surfaces. And it comes with a nice provenance. Removed from an NGC slab graded VF30 (NGC label #2038595-032 that showed the attribution and Mervis provenance). The attribution and Mervis-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 finer in 45 for the variety. Estimate Value $22,500 - UP
Ex W. Morris-Frank Allen-George Decker 1/18/1970-C. F. Gordon, Jr. 1/1979-Del Bland-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/1989:55-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/6/2009:54-March Wells 1/8/2010-Adam Mervis, Heritage 1/10/2014:2460-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Wells and Holmes collection envelopes and all 3 lot tickets).
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$27,600
Lot 133
1794 S-34 R5+ VG7. Sharpness closer to F12 but there are at least a dozen tiny pits on the obverse, mostly on the portrait, and a few small areas of microscopic roughness near the dentils behind the portrait. No verdigris, and the only notable contact marks are a couple dull rim nicks at RT in LIBERTY and several tiny rim nicks on the reverse. Cleaned and retoning reddish brown and chocolate blending to olive brown on the reverse. The date and legends are complete and clear. Very rare Terminal Die State (TDS), Breen state IV, with a large cud break that connects the cap to the rim. Graded VG10 net G5 and tied for CC#16 overall in the Noyes census, his photo #22016. Bland says VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#9. And in spite of all the problems, it is tied for finest of the die state in the Noyes census and it is clearly superior to the Noyes plate coin for the terminal state. A very important cent for the collector of 1794 die states. Estimate Value $1,750 - UP
Ex Herbert A. Silberman (who purchased it unattributed) 1977-Chuck Furjanic 5/1978-John D. Wright 1/2005-Chuck Heck Collection, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/12/2017:269-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Wright and Heck collection envelopes and the Goldberg lot ticket).
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$1,620
Lot 134
1794 S-34 R5+ G6. Sharpness F12 but covered with microscopic roughness that is mixed with small contact marks that cover much of the obverse fields. None of these small marks is significant but there are far too many to ignore. In addition there is a faint scuff of horizontal hairlines through the date and a tiny rim nick over the A in STATES. No verdigris. Very slightly glossy medium steel brown mixed with chocolate and olive brown tones. The date is complete and easily readable but it is relatively weak while the legends on the reverse are strong. A second example of the extremely rare terminal die state, Breen IV, with a large cud break at the top of the cap that extends to over the adjacent LI in LIBERTY. Only 5 examples of the die state are known to us (including the previous lot), and the finest of those is graded net G5 and "scudzy" in the Noyes census. A second opportunity to acquire this extremely rare die state. Estimate Value $2,500 - UP
Ex Wehrly's Auctions (Glen Rock, PA) 11/2009-Jim Young 5/2012-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$1,800
Lot 135
1794 S-35 R5 PCGS graded VF25. Glossy medium steel brown and light chocolate with dark steel toning on some of the highpoints of the portrait. The only notable marks are some old, light hairline scratches in the field before the portrait; otherwise the surfaces are nice with only trivial contact marks. M-LDS, Breen state VII, with two strong die cracks on the obverse and a weaker one hidden in the hair above the 1 in the date. The date and legends are complete and strong, and the reverse is rotated 30 degrees clockwise from the normal head-to-foot die orientation. Graded VF20 net F15 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF20 net F12 and tied for CC#8, his photo #28815. Our grade is F15. Comes with a provenance that includes some very prominent collectors of early cents. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer for the variety, 1 in 40, 2 in 50. Estimate Value $8,000 - UP
Ex Denis Loring (who acquired it unattributed on the bourse of the 1981 ANA Convention)-Robert C. Clark (via Denis Loring) 9/1982-Jack H. Robinson, Superior 1/29/1989:59-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/1996:50-Jack Wadlington 6/2005-Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley 7/25/2005-Jon A. Boka 2008-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Brown and Boka collection envelopes and both Superior lot tickets).
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$16,200
Lot 136
1794 NC-1 R7+ Fair-2. Sharpness at least F12 on the obverse but the details on the reverse are much weaker, perhaps Fair-2. The planchet is covered with microscopic roughness mixed with some hairline scratches, and there are numerous rim dents around both sides, many of which have been crudely smoothed. Slightly glossy dark chocolate brown and olive. The date and LIBERTY are complete and clear, and there are enough details remaining on the reverse to easily attribute the die variety. This cent combines the reverse of S-35 with the obverse of S-36, and the marriage was quite brief thanks to the catastrophic failure of the new reverse (suffered a horizontal break from the E in UNITED to the E in AMERICA). There are only 4 examples known of the variety, and the finest is a corroded and burnished net G4. All four have significant defects. And in spite of the obvious problems, the piece offered here has the best obverse details of the group. Noyes graded F15 sharpness net Fair-2 and CC#4 of 4, his photo #23897. Bland says G6 net Fair-2 and CC#4 of 4 in his census. This piece was found unattributed in 1973 and none has surfaced since then. So if you are waiting for a nice one for your collection, well, good luck with that. Comes with a nice provenance. Estimate Value $5,000 - UP
Ex J. J. Teaparty 8/24/1973-Denis Loring 5/1974-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz-John W. Adams 12/1977-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/1986:48-Dr. Ralph Rucker 5/2013-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Rucker collection envelope).
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$6,600
Lot 137
1794 S-36 R5 PCGS graded VF35. Frosty dark olive brown and steel. The surfaces are satiny and nearly flawless. No verdigris and the only notable marks are a thin nick in the field right of the Y in LIBERTY and a very tiny planchet flake at a dentil tip just right of the end of the pole (as struck). Sharply struck and quite attractive in spite of the relatively dark toning. MDS, Breen state III, with light die clashmarks on both sides. Graded VF25 and tied for CC#5 honors in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 net VF25 and tied for CC#4, his photo #25269. Our grade is VF25 as well. A very nice example of a rare die variety. And it comes with an impressive provenance. Previously removed from an NGC slab graded XF45 (NGC label #508569-001 that showed the attribution and Rasmussen provenance). The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer for the variety, 1 in 45, 2 in 55. Estimate Value $15,000 - UP
Ex Stack's 2/2/1942-Judge Thomas L. Gaskill-New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately) 11/1956-Dorothy I. Paschal (via Ray Chatham)-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/1986:49-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/2005:3043-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the collection envelopes from Paschal, Brown, and Rasmussen and the Brown lot ticket).
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$31,200
Lot 138
1794 S-37 R6+ NGC graded VF20. Rather glossy dark olive brown with medium brown toning covering the raised devices. The two-tone contrast accents the details and gives this cent nice eye appeal. No verdigris or marks but the planchet is covered with microscopic roughness on all but the highpoints, which are smooth. The only notable contact mark is a very light rim bruise over the E in UNITED. A microscopic planchet fissure slanting through the top of the second S in STATES can help identify this cent, but this mark is not visible without a glass. EDS, Breen state I, from the perfect state of the obverse die. The date is bold and the legends are complete and clear. Called net F15 and tied for CC#3 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 net VG10 and tied for CC#4 from among the 19 examples known, his photo #28800. Our grade is VF25 sharpness net F15. The obverse is plated on page 16 of the 1979 Tom Morley book on grading 1794 cents to illustrate the VF20 grade. (Dan Holmes, a previous owner of this coin, had the enviable opportunity to select between two equally net-graded examples of this variety: the coin offered here and the Newcomb:74-DuPont:53-Jack Robinson:61 example he also owned at the time. It was a tough call, but he selected this Morley coin, a decision made as much for the Morley provenance as for the sharpness and eye appeal of the coin itself.) A famous example of this very rare variety, and it comes with a wonderful provenance. The attribution and Mervis provenance are noted on the NGC label. NGC population 2 in VF, none finer for the variety. Estimate Value $100,000 - UP
Ex G. G. Finnell (who acquired it unattributed in the 1950's) 8/21/1978-Tom Morley 1/1979-Del Bland 3/25/1984-George E. Ewing, Jr. 12/1/1989 (via Darwin B. Palmer, Jr.)-R. S. Brown, Jr.-Tom Morley, Superior 5/1992:189-Tom Morley 1/5/1996-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/2005-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/6/2009:59-Paul Gerrie-Chris McCawley (via Greg Hannigan) 6/2011-Adam Mervis, Heritage 1/10/2014:2464-Chris McCawley 1/2014-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Morley collection envelope, a letter from Morley to Jack Wadlington discussing this cent, notes from Del Bland regarding the provenance and grade, the Holmes collection envelope, and the Goldberg lot ticket).
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$102,000
Lot 139
1794 S-38 R5 VF20. Sharpness EF45 but a small hole through the top of the E in LIBERTY to the top of the I in AMERICA was expertly plugged. The work was done with incredible skill and if the retoning wasn't slightly darker on the plug I doubt you would be able to find it. Recolored glossy medium reddish chocolate brown with lighter brown and tan toning on the highpoints. No roughness or verdigris but there are a few small marks. The notable ones are a small planchet flake near the dentils well right of the Y in LIBERTY, a collection of flakes on the 9 in the date, a small dig on the right top of the first T in STATES, and a dull nick in the dentils over the C in AMERICA. Sharply struck LDS, later than Breen's state II. A fine die crack passes through the tops of UNITED and the two chips in the field under the cap are strong. The reverse is rotated 50 degrees CW in relation to the normal head-to-foot orientation. One of the sharpest, best detailed examples known of this rare variety. Estimate Value $7,500 - UP
Ex Presidential Medals in the Fall of 1972-Darwin B. Palmer (who paid $75 to have the hole expertly plugged) 4/28/1974-Philip Van Cleave, Kagin's 1/30/1986:5042 (via Tony Terranova)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Tom Morley, Superior 1/31/1994:777-Walter Husak-Chris McCawley 11/2002-Chuck Heck Collection, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/2017:274-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Naftzger and Heck collection envelopes and lot tickets from the Van Cleave and Heck auctions).
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$7,200
Lot 140
1794 S-38 R5 PCGS graded F15, CAC Approved. Glossy light to medium brown blending to light chocolate on the devices. Smooth and attractive for the grade. Just a few trivial contact marks including a rim nick at the T in UNITED and another at ES in STATES. EDS, Breen state II. The two "chips" in the field under the cap are clear, the right chip quite strong. The reverse is rotated 50 degrees clockwise relative to the normal head-to-foot die orientation. A nice lower grade example of this tough die variety. Our grade is VG10. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 finer for the variety, 1 in 40, 1 in 63. Estimate Value $2,000 - UP
Ex Jack Beymer 6/10/2001-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Beymer envelope).
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$3,600
Lot 141
1794 S-38 R5 NGC graded XF Details Scratches & Rim Damage. Glossy dark olive brown with slightly lighter chocolate toning on the devices. The surfaces are mostly smooth but there are traces of light corrosion on both sides, particularly around the D in UNITED where there are specks of verdigris. A collection of old scratches on the bottom of the neck is evidence of an attempt to remove some verdigris, and there is a long rim dent left of the cap that has been smoothed. None of these "improvements" was done with significant skill but the eye appeal of this cent is not as bad as you might suspect. MDS. The date and legends are all complete and easily readable. Graded net F12 by Noyes and Bland. Our grade is VF25 sharpness net VG10. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Exman provenance are noted on the NGC label. Estimate Value $1,000 - UP
Ex Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy I. Paschal-Eugene Exman, Heritage 6/4/2015:3046-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Exman collection envelope and lot ticket).
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$2,040
Lot 142
1794 S-39 R6 F12. Sharpness near VF30 but scratches on the face and cap have been burnished away while other fine scratches on the truncation and in the field before the portrait were left untouched. The reverse is considerably nicer with only a few scratches at ES in STATES. Frosty medium steel brown and light chocolate. The toning is attractive and it looks original everywhere except for the face and cap where obvious smoothing was performed. MDS, Breen state II, with die clashmarks on the obverse and a fine die crack from the dentils just left of the denominator to the left end of the wreath ribbon where it fades away. Called VF25 net F12 and CC#7 in the Noyes census, his photo #25031. Bland says VF20 net F12 and CC#9 in his census. Either way this is an important example of a very rare variety, and it comes with an outstanding provenance that has been traced back more than a century. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU Details Obverse Repaired (NGC label #3412106-001 included, and it shows the attribution). Estimate Value $19,000 - UP
Ex Axel Lindegard, Lyman H. Low 4/1902:410-W. B. Guy, Henry Chapman 11/3/1911:416-Dr. George P. French (not part of the Mehl 1929 French FPL sale)-unknown-Christian M. Petersen, Hollinbeck Coin Co. Mail Bid Sale 10/31/1953:266-Dr. William H. Sheldon-C. Douglas Smith 1965-Alfred Bonard-Henry J. Berube-New England Coin Co., 1/28/1966-Philip Van Cleave, Kagin's Numismatic Auctions 1/30/1986:5043-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/2005:3046-Jon Alan Boka 1/2006-Colonel Steven K. Ellsworth 6/2008-Walter J. Husak, Heritage 9/8/2011:3004-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Smith, Boka, and Husak collection envelopes and last Heritage lot ticket).
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$15,000
Lot 143
1794 S-39 R6 PCGS graded F12. Glossy medium chocolate brown and steel. The surfaces are smooth with only a few contact marks and no verdigris. The notable marks are a sharp vertical nick between the B & E in LIBERTY and a thin diagonal nick on the jaw above the throat. Possibly unique terminal die state, Breen state III late, with a very strong die crack arcing from the rim under the 1 in the denominator to the rim between the I & T in UNITED. The section of die outlined by the crack has started to shift outward, and the dentils between the U and fraction are clearly shorter as a result. In addition the dies have become out of proper axial alignment (the die faces are no longer parallel) causing the bottom of the obverse and opposing top of the reverse to be weakly struck. As a result the details on the upper half of the obverse and lower half of the reverse are significantly better that the overall grade of VG8 that we have assigned. This piece is plated in the Noyes reference to illustrate the terminal die state. Graded VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#10 for the variety in the Noyes census, his photo #27862. Bland says VG7 as well and tied for CC#11. Our grade is VG8. This is the finest of the die state in both census lists, and to the best of our knowledge this is the only example known in the terminal die state. A wonderful cent for the collector of die states. And it comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer for the variety, 1 in 30, 1 in 45, 1 in 55. Estimate Value $10,000 - UP
Ex Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co., 10/11/1966-Herbert A. Silberman 11/1977-Chuck Furjanic-William R. T. Smith 12/18/1977-Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley, Superior 1/28/1990:197-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/2001:235-Jack Wadlington-Chris McCawley 4/2004-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$15,000
Lot 144
1794 S-40 R5+ PCGS graded VF20. Slightly glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the devices, the two-tone contrast accenting the details and enhancing the eye appeal. Faint roughness covers the fields and protected areas while the highpoints of the devices are smooth. No verdigris or contact marks, and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent. LDS, Breen state V, with significant swelling at CEN in CENT that weakens those letters plus strong radial die cracks to the N and D in UNITED. The strike is decent except for weakness at OF AM. The edge lettering is blundered and reads ARONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR. Graded VF20 net F12 and tied for CC#8 in the Noyes census, his photo #20135. Bland says F12 and tied for CC#11. Our grade is net F12+. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer for the variety, 1 in 50, 1 in 63, 1 in 64. Estimate Value $7,500 - UP
Ex Charles M. Williams, Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) 11/14/1950:42-Dr. Charles L. Ruby 12/1972-Superior Stamp & Coin Co.-Superior Galleries 2/11/1974:369 (plated)-Allen Lovejoy, Stack's 10/20/1982:609-Jack H. Robinson, Superior 1/29/1989:64-Kenneth Goldman-Doug Bird-Gary M. Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/1996:84-Walt Husak-Dan Trollan 2/12/2013-Terry Denman 5/2018-Dan Trollan Collection (includes the Ruttenberg and Denman collection envelopes plus the Stack's and Robinson lot tickets).
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$9,300
Lot 145
1794 S-41 R3 PCGS graded VF35. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with lighter brown in protected areas on the reverse. Smooth and quite attractive. A very light rim bruise left of the lowest curl and another left of the cap are the only notable marks, and they are barely visible. Scarce EDS, Breen state I, with an uncracked reverse. Only 3 with an uncracked reverse are graded higher in the Noyes census, and the finest of those in in the ANS. The reverse is slightly misaligned to K-1.5 causing weakness at ES-OF-A but everything else is nicely struck. Graded VF20 net F15 by Noyes, his photo #37294. Our grade is F15+, close to VF20. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 5 finer for the variety. Estimate Value $1,750 - UP
Ex 1999 EAC Sale 4/1999:140-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$3,600
Lot 146
1794 S-42 R4 PCGS graded XF45, CAC Approved. Glossy medium brown and light olive with sea-green overtones on the reverse. Smooth and quite attractive; nearly flawless except for some trivial marks visible under magnification. A tiny rim bruise just left of the date, a faint hairline scratch over the 1, and a spot of slightly darker toning near the dentils before the neck are the best identifying marks. LDS, Breen state II, with die clashmarks showing behind the head. The obverse is very slightly misaligned to K-7. Graded VF30 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, his photo #25009. Bland says VF30 and tied for CC#7. Our grade is VF30. The attribution and Reynolds-Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 3 finer for the variety, 1 in 55, 1 in 58, 1 in 66RB. Estimate Value $10,000 - UP
Ex Fred S. Werner 1/1972-Jackson C. Storm 8/1/1984-Robert E. Matthews, Superior 5/28/1989:172-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr.-Chris McCawley, Heritage 1/7/2009:177-Tom Reynolds, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2016:26-Dan Trollan Collection.
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$8,400
Lot 147
1794 S-42 R4 F15. Sharpness near VF30 but the surfaces are covered with extremely faint roughness under rather glossy dark olive brown toning. The highpoints are a lighter shade of steel brown. No verdigris but there are some contact marks. The notable marks are a few scratches down from the B in LIBERTY to the back of the head, a light rim bruise above that B, a stronger rim dent over AT in STATES, and some very old horizontal scratches hidden in the toning on the reverse. MDS, Breen state I, without any visible die clashmarks. This cent is plated on page 18 in the August 1979 Tom Morley book on the cents of 1794 to illustrate the VF20 grade for the S-42 die variety. Noyes photo #39105. Estimate Value $1,500 - UP
Ex Gary M. Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/1991:40-Dan Trollan Collection (lot ticket included).
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$1,560



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