Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 48

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction


Liberty Head Cents cont'd
 
 
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Lot 550
1846 N-17 R4. EF-40. Sharpness near mint state with a reddish chocolate brown stain covering the left two-thirds of the obverse, and this stain contains traces of extremely faint roughness. The remainder of the planchet is smooth and the reverse is choice. Sharply struck EDS, die state a. Looks better than the net grade might imply.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$230
Lot 551
1846 N-23 R6-. VG-10. Tall Date. Five points sharper with very fine planchet striations on the obverse, mostly in the field before the face, plus a minor rim bruise at the M in AMERICA. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy steel and chocolate brown. MDS. The attribution points are clear.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$219
Lot 552
1846 N-25 R5. VG-10. Tall Date. A couple points sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned glossy steel and light chocolate brown with hints of lighter reddish steel brown toning in a couple of the protected areas as evidence of the earlier cleaning. No spots or corrosion. A thin diagonal nick in the field right of the inner curl and a nick on the right pendant of the T in UNITED are the notable marks. M-LDS, die state c. Tied for CC#6 of this tough die variety with several other examples.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
Ex Rodney Heckman.

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Lot 553
1846 N-25 R5. VG-8. Tall Date. Very attractive glossy light chocolate brown. Smooth and choice except for a couple minor contact marks over the N in ONE. EDS.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$138
Lot 554
1846 N-26 R5. Fine-15. Tall Date. Five points sharper with a few light contact marks on the portrait, the only notable one a dull nick at the base of the neck. Otherwise smooth and attractive. Glossy chocolate with darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. MDS. A decent example of a variety that's difficult to find in higher grade.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$196
Lot 555
  Group of Nine 1846 Cents. Includes N-1 VF25, N-2 VF20, N-3 F15, N-4 F15, N-5 VF25, N-6 VF35, N-7 F15, N-8 F12, and N-9 F12. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$414
Lot 556
  Group of Eight 1846 Cents. Includes N-9 VF35, N-10 VG10, N-11 Medium Date EDS VG10, N-11 Medium Date LDS VF25, N-15 F12, N-18 VF20, N-19 VF30, and N-20 VF20. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$345
Lot 557
  Group of Four 1846 Cents, all with Tall Date. Includes N-12 VF30, N-13 VF25, N-14 VF30, and N-16 F15. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$207
Lot 558
  Group of 6 Scarce Varieties, 1845 & 1846. Includes 1845 N-7 Fine-15, 1845 N-15 EDS (a) Fine-15, 1846 N-10 Very Good-10, 1846 N-16 Tall Date Very Good-8, 1846 N-17 Fine-12, and 1846 N-19 Fine-12. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 6 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$150
Lot 559
1847 N-3 R3. EF-40. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with splashes of slightly darker reddish chocolate brown toning in the obverse fields. No roughness or contact marks. Terminal die state with four rim cud breaks on the reverse, Grellman die state f. All four of the cud breaks are clear on this example.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$98
Lot 560
1847 N-7 R2. EF-40. Frosty light chocolate brown with mint luster peeking through in protected areas on the reverse. A small nick on the neck is the only defect. A nice example. MDS.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$207
Lot 561
1847 N-8 R3. MS-62. Lustrous golden light olive brown with traces of faded mint color showing on both sides and hints of light bluish steel overtone on the reverse. Sharply struck with great eye appeal for the grade, close to choice. The best identifying mark is a thin, barely visible planchet crease on the edge outside star 10, as struck. E-MDS, die state b early, showing a faint die crack at ME in AMERICA. The fields are covered with fine die polishing lines from a fresh die lapping. Tied for CC#5.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
Ex NY/NJ Auction Sales 3/13/59:752-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/76-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Bowers & Merena 1/8/2002:222. (Comes with the 1959 auction envelope and the Naftzger collection envelope).

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$2,128
Lot 562
1847 N-26 R3. Fine-12. Sharpness VF25 but there is a small dig in the center of the ear and another shallow one over the N in CENT. Dark chocolate brown with lighter chocolate toning covering the highpoints. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth, but there is no obvious corrosion or verdigris. Rare LDS, die state e, with a strong rim cud break at OF-A (Newcomb's old #17).
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$207
Lot 563
1847 N-32 R4. MS-62. Frosty medium brown with 20-25% of the original mint color remaining, mostly on the reverse. Great eye appeal and only a couple trivial marks, close to choice. The best identifying marks are a thin diagonal streak of darker toning in the field left of star 11 and a tiny diagonal nick left of the earlobe. LDS, die state f, with a clear rim cud break over TES. Tied for CC#4 for the variety but tied for CC#2 of those known with the cud. In addition, this cent is one of the cents pictured inside the back cover of the second edition of the Grellman/Reiver attribution guide for the late date cents. It is the uppermost coin on the left page.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Bob Matthews 2/1/86-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:175-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/202:458.

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$1,783
Lot 564
1847 N-36 R5. Fine-12. Very slightly sharper with a few light contact marks scattered over both sides, none significant. Glossy light steel brown and olive with a small splash of reddish chocolate toning low on the neck. The attribution points are clear.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$196
Lot 565
  Trio of 1847 Cents, all with 7 over 7. Includes N-2 (Large 7 over Small 7) VF25, N-18 (the so-called Large 7 over Medium 7) VF20, and N-31 (Large 7 over Small 7) F15. In reality, all these are simply repunched 7's. The depth of the repunching gives the appearance of size differences, but they are all from the same punch. Here is one case where size really doesn't matter. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$334
Lot 566
  Group of Ten 1847 Cents. Includes N-1 VF20, N-4 VF20, N-5 VF20, N-6 VF25, N-8 VF30, N-10 F15, N-11 VF20, N-12 F15, N-13 VF20, and N-14 F15. A couple are very slightly sharper with minor defects. A nice group. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $175 - 225.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$299
Lot 567
  Group of Ten 1847 Cents. Includes N-12 F15, N-15 F15, N-19 VF30, N-20 VF25, N-21 VF20, N-22 VF25, N-23 VG10, N-24 F12, N-26 VF30, and N-27 F12. A nice group, all free of significant defects. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$334
Lot 568
  Group of Ten 1847 Cents. Includes N-28 F12, N-29 VF35, N-30 VG10, N-32 F15, N-34 G4, N-35 VF30, N-37 F15, N-38 VF25, N-39 VF25, and N-41 VF25. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects, but overall this is a nice group. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$253
Lot 569
  Group of 8 Cents, 1843-1847, grading VG7 to Fine-15. Average grade is Fine-12. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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$109
Lot 570
  Quartette of 1847 Cents, all scarce varieties. Includes N-18 (Large 7 over Medium 7) Fine-15, N-26 EDS (a) Very Good-10, N-31 (Large 7 over Small 7) Fine-12, and another N-31 in Very Good-8. The last 2 are slightly sharper with defects. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
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$150
Lot 571
  Quartette of Cents, 1847-1849, grading VF35 to EF40. Includes 1847 N-8 Extremely Fine-40, 1848 N-28 Very Fine-35, 1849 N-20 Extremely Fine-40, and 1849 N-29 Very Fine-35. A couple are very slightly sharper with minor defects. A nice group. Lot of 4 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$437
Lot 572
  Group of Fourteen 1847 Cents grading Fine-12 to VF30. Average grade is Fine-15. Includes Newcomb numbers 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30, 37, 38 (2), 39, and 41. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 14 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$288
Lot 573
1848 N-3 R2. AU-50. Clipped Planchet. Sharpness closer to mint state with a few nicks on the obverse, including a diagonal one right of the nostril. Lustrous light olive brown with satiny mint frost covering the protected areas. E-MDS, die state b. A small planchet clip at star 4 weakens the dentils there and at the opposing area over the I in UNITED.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$345
Lot 574
1843-1857 Cent with Reverse Brockage. NGC graded VG-10. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate with darker chocolate toning in protected areas. No roughness or notable marks. This cent is a reverse brockage strike with a normal reverse impression on one side and an incuse reverse on the other. There is no rotation between the normal and the brockage impressions, and the incuse impression is a bit cupped. The NGC label says the incuse brockage impression was made through a capped die, and the "cap" in this case had to be a struck cent that was stuck to the obverse die. That "cap" must have been struck against a few other planchets before making this piece, which would explain the "cupped" feature and slightly distorted devices and legends on the incuse side of this cent. The date and die variety are difficult to determine, of course, but a careful examination of the normal reverse suggests that this die is from the 1848 N-26 marriage. Normally the reverse of 1848 N-26 cents is weakly impressed in the center due to the somewhat concave face of the N-26 obverse die, but this reverse is well struck since it was not struck against the slightly defective N-26 obverse die. (Dies are normally shaped so they are slightly higher in the center than at the perimeter (convex rather than concave), thus aiding the flow of metal outward from the center as the dies are pressed together. That's how flowline luster is created.) Anyway, this is a really neat mint error and the first this cataloger has seen with a cupped (or "capped" if you prefer) brockage impression. EAC grade consistent with the NGC grade.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
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$4,255
Lot 575
1848 N-29 R3. MS-60. Lustrous light greenish olive brown with overtones of light bluish steel, especially on the reverse. The reverse is choice, virtually flawless offering outstanding eye appeal. The obverse is nice but there are numerous microscopic planchet chips in those fields with a couple minor contact marks mixed in near the chin. EDS, die state a. The fields are slightly reflective. Tied for CC#6 overall and tied for CC#1 of those known in the early die state.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/14/92:247-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:606.

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Lot 576
1848 N-32 R5. Fine-12. Choice glossy light chocolate brown with olive brown toning in the protected areas. Smooth and attractive, quite nice for the grade. A variety that's very difficult to find in high grade or with decent surfaces. LDS, the reverse die crack strong.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$219
Lot 577
1848 N-34 R5. VF-25. Five points sharper with a sharp rim nick above the O in OF. Otherwise the surfaces are quite nice for the grade. Glossy light to medium chocolate brown. EDS.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$368
Lot 578
1848 N-36 R5. Fine-15. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with steel toning on the highpoints. Smooth and attractive, just a couple trivial contact marks from choice. LDS, die state b.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$144
Lot 579
1848 N-38 R3. EF-40. Attractive glossy medium brown with chocolate brown highpoints and frosty luster in protected areas. Smooth and choice, free of any notable defects. MDS, die state a late. Tied for CC#6. Comes with a nice provenance for a relatively pedestrian cent.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
Ex Henry C. Hines-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/76-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Del Bland 9/76-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:640.

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$518
Lot 580
1848 N-39 R5. Fine-15. Glossy olive brown and chocolate. No roughness or verdigris, only minor contact marks. The attribution points are clear. MDS.
Estimated Value $100 - 150.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$173
Lot 581
1848 N-44 R6. VG-8. Glossy medium brown with chocolate brown toning on the highpoints. A small contact mark in the middle of the cheek is the only notable defect. MDS, die state b.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$207
Lot 582
  Group of Six 1848 Cents, all grading VF35 to EF40. Includes N-8, N-17, N-22, N-25, N-28, and N-41. All are MDS except for the N-25, which is LDS. A nice group, free of any significant defects. Lot of 6 coins.
Estimated Value $225 - 275.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$437
Lot 583
  Group of Five 1848 Cents, all Scarce to Rare Die Varieties. Includes N-11 MDS VG10, N-15 MDS VG8, N-18 M-LDS (state c with a die crack to the back of the head) F15, N-24 MDS (b) VF25, and N-26 MDS (b) VG10. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$127
Lot 584
  Group of Five 1848 Cents, all Scarce to Rare Die Varieties. Includes N-30 VG10, N-33 F12, N-37 VG10, N-38 LDS VG10, and N-42 VG10. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$98
Lot 585
  Group of Ten 1848 Cents. Includes N-1 F15, N-2 EDS (old N-45) VF20, N-2 MDS F15, N-3 VF20, N-4 F12, N-5 VG10, N-6 EDS VF20, N-6 MDS F15, N-6 LDS F12, and N-7 VF20. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$161
Lot 586
  Group of Eight 1848 Cents. Includes N-9 VF20, N-10 F15, N-12 VF25, N-13 VF25, N-14 F15, N-16 VF20, N-20 VF30, and N-21 F15. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$219
Lot 587
  Group of Eight 1848 Cents. Includes N-23 VF30, N-25 F15, N-27 VF25, N-28 F15, N-29 VF25, N-31 VF25, N-35 F15, and N-40 VF20. A nice group, free of notable defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$207
Lot 588
  Group of Six 1848 Cents, all rare varieties. Includes N-30 Very Good-10, another N-30 Very Good-8, N-37 Very Good-8, N-38 LDS Very Good-10, N-42 Fair-2, and N-44 Good-6. A few are sharper with defects. Lot of 6 coins.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
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$173
Lot 589
  Group of Ten 1848 Cents. Includes N-8 Very Fine-25, another N-8 Very Good-8, N-9 Very Fine-30, N-11 Fine-12, N-12 Very Fine-25, N-16 Very Fine-20, N-20 Very Good-7, N-21 Very Good-8, N-23 Fine-15, and N-41 Very Fine-20. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$219
Lot 590
1849 N-3 R4. MS-62 Plus. Frosty dark steel brown and chocolate with slightly faded mint red remaining in the protected areas. The eye appeal is excellent, very close to choice MS63, with satiny surfaces and only a few microscopic marks. A small stain of darker steel brown toning on the rim over star 5 is a good identifying mark. M-LDS, die state q (old die state d late) with crumbling on the left base of the I in UNITED but without crumbling connecting the O in ONE to the leaf at left. CC#3 for the variety. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS63RB (old green PCGS label included).
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Tom Reynolds-Wayne Anderson 4/23/94-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:256-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:682.

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$1,725
Lot 591
1849 N-10 R3. MS-60. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate. Possibly lightly cleaned and retoned, but the eye appeal is excellent and there are no notable defects. A small low spot under star 1 is the best identifying mark, as struck. MDS, die state c, with a moderately-sized lump resting on the upper edge of the coronet under star 6. The obverse fields are covered with fine die rust. Tied for CC#2 with two other pieces.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Doug Bird 11/21/86-Gary Ruttenberg (via Bob Grellman)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-J. R. Grellman-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:711.

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$1,093
Lot 592
1849 N-10 R3. VF-30. Glossy light chocolate brown with a couple small splashes of olive steel toning on the reverse. Smooth surfaces and only microscopic marks. Rare EDS, die state a, before the lump forms on the upper edge of the coronet below star 6.
Estimated Value $80 - 100.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$184
Lot 593
1849 N-14 R3. MS-63. Choice lustrous bluish steel brown and light olive with hints of faded mint color in a couple of the protected areas. Virtually flawless offering outstanding eye appeal for the grade. A tiny speck of carbon at the right top of the C in CENT is the best identifying mark. Sharply struck MDS, die state c. A beautiful cent, tied for CC#3 of the variety. Comes with a nice provenance.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Barney Bluestone 9/29/45-Dr. Kenneth Sartoris-Del Bland 11/75-1983 EAC Sale, lot 487-Doug Bird-Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/19/95:525.

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$1,725
Lot 594
1849 N-16 R5. VF-25. Five points sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. MDS, die state b.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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$81
Lot 595
1849 N-22 R1. MS-67. Original mint red mellowing to light steel brown on the highpoints. At least 80% of the surface displays the mellowed mint color. The obverse fields are slightly reflective due to a fresh die polishing and the devices are satiny creating a beautiful cameo appearance, especially on the obverse where the die polishing is more pronounced. The only defects, if you can call them that, are a faint nick-like depression in the planchet on the front edge of the neck and a tiny planchet fissure on the rim over the I in AMERICA, as struck. M-LDS, die state c (Newcomb's old #6). Tied for finest known of the variety with one other example that has slightly less mint color, and both of these are the finest known of the date, regardless of the die variety. A truly superb 1849 cent worthy of the finest collection.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 15,000.
Ex Larry Whitlow 1/90 (via Bob Grellman)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1/90 (via Bob Grellman)-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:749-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:990.

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$12,075
Lot 596
1849 N-30 R6. Fine-15. Five points sharper with a few light contact marks on the portrait and another small one in the dentils below star 3. Glossy steel brown with reddish chocolate brown toning in protected areas. LDS, die state b.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex Ed Tarr.

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$437
Lot 597
  Group of Eight 1849 Cents. Includes N-1 MDS (c) VF20, N-2 MDS (u) VF25, N-2 LDS (dd) F12, N-3 LDS (s) VG10, N-3 LDS (u) VF30, N-5 MDS (e) VF25, N-7 E-MDS (b) F15, and N-9 EDS (a) F15. Some are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 8 coins.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$322
Lot 598
  Group of Nine 1849 Cents, all different varieties. Includes N-2 Very Fine-20, N-10 Fine-15, N-11 Very Fine-20, N-14 Fine-12, N-21 Fine-15, N-23 Very Good-10, N-26 Very Fine-20, N-28 Very Fine-25, and N-29 Fine-15. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 9 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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$184
Lot 599
  Group of Ten 1849 Cents. Includes N-4 F15, N-8 VF20, N-10 E-MDS VG10, N-10 MDS VG8, N-11 VF20, N-12 F15, N-14 VF25, N-17 VF20, N-19 VF20, and N-21 G6. A few are slightly sharper with minor defects. Lot of 10 coins.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
All from the Ed Tarr Collection.

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$230






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