Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 48

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction


Liberty Head Cents cont'd
 
 
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Lot 500
1837 N-1 R3. MS-62. Plain Hair Cord. Lustrous bluish steel brown and chocolate with subtle small splashes of reddish chocolate toning mixed in on both sides. The surfaces are satiny and quite attractive, void of any friction or contact marks. MDS.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Lot 501
1837 N-2 R2. VF-30. Plain Hair Cord. Frosty medium brown with olive toning in protected areas. The only marks are a tiny nick on the jawline and a small spot of reddish brown toning on the top of the E in UNITED. M-LDS with a raised retained cud break between two vertical die cracks up from star 4, a neat die state.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$184
Lot 502
1837 N-5 R2. EF-40. Plain Hair Cord with Small Letters Reverse. Frosty steel brown and chocolate. The fields are satiny and the surfaces are void of any significant marks. MDS.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
Ex Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley 10/8/87-Ed Tarr.

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$219
Lot 503
1837 N-12 R3. VF-35. Beaded Hair Cord. The "Accessory E" variety. Five points sharper with a few tiny nicks scattered over both sides, none significant but a few too many for the sharpness grade. Sharply struck EDS. The exposed parts of the stray E punched into the leaves below the E in AMERICA is clear.
Estimated Value $60 - 80.
Ex John D. Wright 5/5/86-Ed Tarr.

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$184
Lot 504
  Group of Nine 1837 Cents. Includes N-1 MDS VF20, N-3 LDS VF25, N-4 MDS F12, N-6 EDS F15, N-6 LDS VF20, N-8 EDS F15, N-8 LDS F12, N-9 EDS VF20, and N-9 MDS F15. The last 2 are Beaded Hair Cord, the others Plain Hair Cord. Some are sharper with defects. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$483
Lot 505
  Group of Nine 1837 Cents. Includes N-9 M-LDS VF20, N-11 EDS F15, N-13 MDS VF30, N-14 MDS VF25, N-15 MDS VF25, N-15 LDS F12, N-16 EDS F12, N-17 E-MDS with a single rim cud break at star 5 F12, and N-17 M-LDS VG10. The first 2 are Beaded Hair Cord, the others Plain Hair Cord. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$483
Lot 506
1838 N-11/13 R4. Fine-15. Five points sharper with traces of microfine roughness under a rather glossy dark olive brown and chocolate patina. No notable marks. Late die state with a rim cud break nearly reaching star 1, Newcomb's number 13.
Estimated Value $50 - 75.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$86
Lot 507
1838 N-15 R5- Good-4. Good-4. Sharpness F12 but lightly corroded. No marks or verdigris. The date and legends are complete and easily readable. Dark steel brown with lighter brown highpoints.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$115
Lot 508
  Group of Eight 1838 Cents. Includes N-1 MDS F12, N-2 MDS VF20, N-3 EDS VF25, N-4 EDS VG10, N-4 MDS F12, N-4 M-LDS with a clear rim cud break at stars 12-13 VF30, N-5 MDS F12, and N-6 MDS VF20. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$391
Lot 509
  Group of Eight 1838 Cents. Includes N-8 MDS F15, N-9 EDS VF30, N-10 EDS VF25, N-10 MDS F15, N-10 LDS VG10, N-11 MDS VF20, N-12 LDS VF20, and N-14 EDS F12. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$437
Lot 510
1839/6 N-1 R3+ Overdate 9 over 6. Fine-12. Choice glossy medium brown and light chocolate delicately woodgrained with slightly darker chocolate on both sides. The surfaces are smooth and offer excellent eye appeal. The only mark is a barely visible rim bruise under the 8 in the date. Late die state with a strong bisecting die crack across the obverse. A very nice middle-grade example of this popular overdate variety.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
Ex John Ashby 7/27/82-Ed Tarr.

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$2,243
Lot 511
1839 N-5 R2. EF-45 Plus. Booby Head. Lustrous steel and chocolate brown. The surfaces are satiny and very attractive. Very close to AU50 but there is a dull rim nick at the D in UNITED and a small patch of very fine dark steel carbon at the leaves under TA in STATES. LDS.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$518
Lot 512
1839 N-6 R2. VF-35. Booby Head. Five points sharper with a few too many tiny contact marks on the obverse for the higher grade. None of these marks is distracting and the surfaces are otherwise smooth and attractive. Glossy light chocolate brown and olive. MDS.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$242
Lot 513
1839 N-12 R4. VF-20. Booby Head. Sharpness VF35 with some contact marks scattered over both sides, including a couple rim bruises at TED in UNITED and a dent on the end of the wreath stem. Glossy light olive brown and chocolate. MDS with a clear die crack from the dentils through star 4 to the nose.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
Ex John Groot 3/74-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/2004:605.

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$1,006
Lot 514
1839 N-12 R4. Fine-15. Booby Head. Sharpness near VF20 but there are some light contact marks scattered over both sides, including a fine hairline scratch in the field before the nose and a slightly stronger horizontal one over ONE on the reverse. Glossy light chocolate brown. MDS with a clear die crack from the dentils through star 4 to the nose.
Estimated Value $750 - 950.
Ex Kagin's MWNA Sale 7/14/78:158-Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley 7/22/85-Ed Tarr. Comes with the Kagin's lot envelope.

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$460
Lot 515
1839 N-15 R6-. VF-25. Booby Head. Five points sharper with very faint roughness covering much of the face and neck while the remainder of the planchet is smooth. No verdigris, and the only notable mark is a small nick in the middle of the neck. Lightly cleaned and nicely retoned glossy chocolate and dark steel brown. An important example of this rarest variety of the year. At the lower end of the condition census.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Discovered unattributed by Ed Tarr at a Greensboro NC show 4/18/87.

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$1,725
Lot 516
  Group of Six 1839 Cents. Includes N-2 Head of 1838 LDS VF25, N-3 Head of 1838 LDS VF20, N-5 Booby Head MDS F15, N-7 Booby Head MDS F15, N-8 Head of 1840 MDS F15, and N-9 Silly Head VF20. Most are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 6 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$391
Lot 517
  Quartette of 1839 Booby Head Cents. Includes N-10 MDS F12, N-11 MDS F15, N-13 MDS VF25, and N-14 MDS VF20. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$242
Lot 518
  Group of 13 Cents, 1795-1828. Grades range from Basal State-1 to Good-5, the average grade being Fair-2. Many are sharper with defects. Most show the date but certainly not all. Lot of 13 coins.
Estimated Value $50 - 75.
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$114
Lot 519
  Group of 10 Cents, 1816-1820. Includes 1816 N-5 VG7, 1818 N-5 VG10, 1818 N-7 G5, 1819/8 N-1 AG3, 1820/19 N-1 Large Overdate VG10, 1820/19 N-3 Small Overdate G6, 1820 N-4 G5, 1820 N-8 AG3, 1820 N-10 Large Date Fair-2, and 1820 N-11 Large Date VG7. Some are sharper with defects but all have a readable date. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
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$150
Lot 520
  Group of 5 Cents, 1816-1832. Includes 1816 G6, 1818 F12, 1818 VG8, 1829 G5, and 1832 VG8. A couple are sharper with defects but all have a clear date. Each is housed in a NuGrade Service (NGS) slab with assigned grades of F12, F15, VG8, VG10, and VG10 respectively. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $50 - 70.
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$75
Lot 521
  Group of 4 Cents, 1821-1823. Includes 1821 G4, 1822 F15, 1823/2 G5 but holed, and 1823 G4. Most are sharper with defects, and the last is cleaned, but all have a clear date. Each is housed in a NuGrade Service (NGS) slab with assigned grades of VG8, VF20, G4, and VG8 respectively. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $50 - 70.
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$150
Lot 522
  A Dozen Large Cents, 1821-1828. Includes 1821 N-1 AG3, 1822 N-3 VG7, 1822 N-8 G6, 1824 N-2 G6, 1826 N-7 G6, 1826/5 N-8 G5, 1826 N-9 G6, 1827 N-2 F12, 1827 N-5 G4, 1827 N-9 G6, 1827 N-11 G5, and 1828 N-6 G5. Some are sharper with defects but all have a readable date. Lot of 12 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$161
Lot 523
  Group of 8 Cents, 1823-1833. Includes 1823/2 N-1 Overdate Good-5, 1824/2 N-1 Overdate Very Good-8, 1826 N-5 with double profile on top of head Very Good-10, 1828 N-10 Small Date Fine-12, 1829 N-3 Small Letters Reverse Very Good-8, 1829 N-7 Wheelspoke Reverse LDS Good-6, 1831 N-14 Very Good-7, and 1833/2 N-4 Overdate Good-4. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects but all have a clear date. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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$253
Lot 524
  Group of 5 Cents, 1834-1838. Includes 1834 VG10, 1836 VG10, 1837 Beaded Hair Cord F12, 1837 Plain Hair Cord VG10, and 1838 F12. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects but all have a strong date. Each is housed in a NuGrade Service slab with assigned grades of F12, F12, F15, F15, and VF20 respectively. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $50 - 70.
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$102
Lot 525
  Group of 15 Large Cents, 1818-1852. Includes 1818 N-5 ANACS slabbed Fine-15 details corroded, 1831 N-1 VG7, 1831 N-5 AG3, 1831 N-6 VG7, 1831 N-11 G4, 1831 N-14 G6, 1834 N-3 AG3, 1835 N-7 VG7, 1835 N-12 G5, 1836 N-5 VG7, 1841 N-7 F12, 1847 N-37 F12, 1847 unattributed G6, 1852 N-7 VG10, and a smashed cull of undetermined vintage. Some are sharper with defects. All but the last have a readable date. Lot of 15 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
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$150
Lot 526
  Pair of Cents, 1838 & 1846. Includes 1838 N-11 R2 VF35 EDS and 1846 N-18 R1 VF35 EDS. The second is struck a bit softly while the first is sharp. Both are attractive glossy brown and chocolate. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$173
Lot 527
  Quartette of 1838 Cents, all grading VF20. Includes N-2, N-3, N-7, and N-11. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$184
Lot 528
  Group of 9 Cents, 1822-1836, grading Fair-2 to Good-6. Average grade is Good-5. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects but all have a readable date. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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$63
Lot 529
  Group of 18 Cents, 1817-1829, grading VG7 to VG10. Average grade is Very Good-8. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects but all have a clear date. Lot of 18 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$288
Lot 530
  Group of 20 Cents, 1830-1839, grading VG7 to Fine-12. Average grade is Very Good-10. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects but all have a clear date. Lot of 20 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$276
Lot 531
1840 N-2 R2. VF-25. Small 18 over Large 18. Nice glossy light chocolate brown. Smooth surfaces, a tiny rim nick left of star 6 the only mark. MDS, die state b. The repunched 18 feature is sharp.
Estimated Value $60 - 80.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$334
Lot 532
1840 N-8 R1. EF-45. Large Date. Five points sharper with a thin diagonal nick in the field near the coronet under star 6. Otherwise the surfaces are satiny and quite attractive, just a couple microscopic contact marks from choice. Frosty chocolate and steel with underlying lustrous golden light brown showing through in protected areas on the reverse. Sharply struck rare EDS, die state a.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
Ex Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 12/4/84:1789-Ed Tarr. Comes with the Starr lot ticket.

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$357
Lot 533
  Group of Ten 1840 Cents. Includes N-1 Small Date MDS VF25, N-3 Small Date MDS F15, N-4 Small Date EDS VF20, N-5 Large Date MDS F15, N-6 Large Date E-MDS VF20, N-7 Large Date MDS VF25, N-9 Large Date M-LDS F15, N-10 Large Date E-MDS F15, N-10 M-LDS Large Date (old N-11) F15, and N-12 Small Date F15. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$506
Lot 534
  Group of Five 1841 Cents. Includes N-2 EDS VF20, N-3 LDS VF30, N-4 E-MDS VF30, N-5 LDS F15, and N-7 LDS (rare die state d with obverse die crack) F15. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects but overall this is a nice group. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$391
Lot 535
  Group of Nine 1842 Cents. Includes N-1 Small Date MDS F15, N-2 Small Date M-LDS F12, N-3 Large Date MDS VF30, N-4 Large Date EDS F15, N-5 Large Date EDS F15, N-7 Large Date MDS VF20, N-8 Large Date MDS VF20, N-8 Large Date MDS F12, and N-9 Large Date E-MDS F15. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$414
Lot 536
1843 N-6 R1. NGC graded MS-64 Brown. Mature Head. Repunched 18. Bluish steel brown and chocolate with underlying faded mint red showing through on both sides. Lustrous and attractive. The only defect is a spot of shallow carbon on the face just above the nostril. Otherwise this cent is choice in every respect. MDS, die state b, with a thin but clear rim cud break at star 13. The repunching at the bottom of the 18 remains visible. EAC grade MS63. Tied for CC#5. The NGC label shows the attribution. This is the plate coin used by Howard Newcomb to illustrate the N-6 obverse in his book on the cents of 1816-57. Comes with a nice provenance.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau 5/45:732-Floyd T. Starr, Stacks 6/13/84:430-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1990 EAC Sale, lot 301-Stuart MacDonald, Heritage 9/11/97:5305.

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$1,668
Lot 537
1843 N-12 R2. MS-60. Petite Head. Lustrous slightly mottled mix of dark bluish steel and chocolate brown with lighter reddish brown toning faded down from mint color in protected areas. No notable contact marks, but a trio of dentils just left of the date are not fully struck up, and these can serve to help identify this cent. EDS, die state a. The fine die lines are crisp.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:922.

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Lot 538
1843 N-15 R3. MS-60. Petite Head. Lustrous steel brown and light chocolate with traces of faded mint color remaining in protected areas. The surfaces are satiny and offer excellent eye appeal. No spots or stains, and a tiny diagonal hairline scratch in the field right of star 4 is the best identifying mark. E-MDS, die state a late. Tied for CC#4. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS65BN (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution).
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex W. E. Johnson-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:964-J. R. Grellman-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:156.

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$1,840
Lot 539
1843 N-17 R6-. VG-10. Mature Head. Five points sharper with a small, shallow dig on the E in LIBERTY. Glossy dark olive and steel with traces of microscopic roughness hidden under the glossy patina. EDS.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$207
Lot 540
  Group of Five 1843 Petite Head Cents. Includes N-2 EDS VF20, N-3 MDS F15, N-8 E-MDS VF25, N-9 EDS VF30, and N-10 MDS F15. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. A nice group. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$391
Lot 541
  Group of Eight 1843 Cents. Includes N-4 Petite Head with Reverse of 1844 M-LDS VF20, N-5 Mature Head MDS F15, N-6 Mature Head MDS F12, N-9 Petite Head LDS F15, N-11 Petite Head MDS VF20, N-12 Petite Head MDS F12, N-15 Petite Head MDS VF20, and N-16 Mature Head MDS F12. A decent group, free of notable defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$299
Lot 542
1844 N-4 R1+. MS-62. Lustrous light bluish steel and greenish olive with faint hints of faded mint color showing through in a couple places on the obverse. The surfaces are smooth and the only marks are a tiny speck of darker toning at the dentils left of star 5 and a shallow low spot caused by debris on the die at the dentil tips between stars 2 & 3. EDS, die state b early. The fields are hard and very slightly reflective, especially on the obverse. There is a faint die crack through the tops of UNITED and the coronet tip is a bit softly struck. Tied for CC#5 overall but finest known of the early die state. (Die state a, without the die crack through UNITED, is extremely rare.).
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Bert Cohen-Dr. Bob Shalowitz 3/91-J. R. Grellman-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:175.

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$2,185
Lot 543
1844 N-5 R1. MS-63. Frosty bluish steel brown with 25% of the original mint red remaining on the obverse and traces of faded mint color showing through on the reverse. The surfaces are satiny and the eye appeal is excellent. The best identifying marks are a thin, barely visible diagonal nick on the cheek right of the upper lip and a speck of dark toning in the dentils right of star 12. M-LDS, die state c. The repunching on the first 4 is clear. Tied for CC#3 with several other examples of the variety. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS64BN (NGC label included).
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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$2,070
Lot 544
  Group of Six 1844 Cents. Includes N-2 (44 over 81) E-MDS VF20, N-3 M-LDS with rim cud breaks from star 8 to star 9 VF30, N-4 MDS VF20, N-5 MDS F15, N-6 EDS F15, and N-7 EDS VF25. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 6 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$460
Lot 545
1845 N-9 R2. MS-60 Plus. Lustrous light olive brown. Sharply struck with excellent eye appeal, close to a higher grade. The surfaces are satiny and void of any notable marks. M-LDS, die state b late.
Estimated Value $550 - 750.
Ex Jim Mauldin, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 4/17/04:618.

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$633
Lot 546
1845 N-14 R6+. Proof 60. Bluish steel brown with 20% of the mint color remaining. No spots, stains, or hairlines and the fields are reflective although the mirrors are not especially deep. However, the strike is soft, especially on stars 1-6, the forehead, on the curls at the shoulder, and in the leaves below ES-OF. These softly struck areas display some of the usual microscopic planchet flakes that usually strike out, especially in the field before the portrait and on the cheek. This cataloger has seen several proof-only late date varieties with similarly weak strikes, and some of those had strikes that were far worse, but this is the first weakly struck 1845 N-14 seen or reported. In addition, the strike is slightly off center to K-7.5. This very rare proof-only variety was found unattributed in an NCS slab where it was called "uncirculated".
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.
Ex Heritage internet auction #28045, 5/2008:25032-Fred Iskra (who took the time to examine the coin rather than rely on the slab label or catalog description).

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$7,188
Lot 547
  Group of Seven 1845 Cents. Includes N-1 MDS F12, N-3 EDS VF20, N-4 EDS F15, N-4 MDS VF25, N-5 EDS F15, N-6 MDS VF20, and N-7 LDS F12. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 7 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$184
Lot 548
  Group of Seven 1845 Cents. Includes N-8 VF20, N-9 F15, N-10 F15, N-11 F15, N-12 F15, N-13 VF30, and N-15 VF25. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 7 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$230
Lot 549
1846 N-1 R1. MS-60. Prooflike. Chocolate brown with reddish tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. No defects. Sharply struck E-MDS, die state b, with smooth, slightly reflective fields on both sides. Great eye appeal for the grade.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/2004:1038.

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$1,150






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