Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 54

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection - 1796-1797
 
 
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Lot 134
1796 S-81 R3- Liberty Cap. EF-40 Plus. Rotated Reverse. Beautiful glossy light to medium brown with frosty mint luster in protected areas. The choicest possible color and surfaces. The only notable signs of contact are a tiny nick over N in ONE and a dull hairline scratch over the left side of F in OF. Would rate a higher grade except that the strike is very slightly weak at the upper portion of the cheek and hair left of the eye and even weaker at the opposing area around CE on the reverse where the C is missing altogether. These weakly struck areas display some tiny planchet chips that didn't strike out, especially on the reverse. LDS, Breen state II, with a die crack from the rim through the Y to the bridge of the nose. The reverse is rotated 60 degrees CCW, which probably contributed to the strike weaknesses. Great eye appeal in spite of the strike. Called EF40 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 choice, his photo #32107. DWH #1609.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova-Stack's 6/15/84-Jim McGuigan-Del Bland-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz-Bert Cohen 8/27/89-Dr. Philip W. Ralls 4/4/92-Joan Holmes, who gave it to Dan as a gift.

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$10,638
Lot 135
1796 S-82 R5 Liberty Cap. VF-35. Five points sharper with a stain of reddish brown toning in protected areas from the shoulder to the hair just below the cap, plus a small arc of dark olive toning on the dentils under the U in UNITED, and this arc contains traces of very light verdigris. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth with a glossy uneven mix of light brown and darker chocolate toning scattered over both sides, the lighter brown toning slightly the more dominate color. There are even peeps of frosty mint luster remaining in protected areas of the reverse. No contact marks, just some microscopic planchet chips in the left obverse field, as struck. LDS, Breen state II, with fine die clashmarks at S-OF and a minor bulge at F-A. Called VF35 and CC#4 in the Bland census (the CC#3 coin is lost). Noyes says EF40 net VF25 and CC#5, his photo #23981. DWH #2720.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Lucius S. Ruder, Stacks 9/9/87:357-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$14,950
Lot 136
1796 S-83 R4 Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. Glossy dark steel brown with lighter brown and chocolate toning covering about half of each side. The fields and protected areas are covered with frosty underlying mint luster. The only marks are a tiny splash of darker olive brown toning at the top of ER in LIBERTY and a small rim nick at the top of the cap plus another at NI in UNITED. Otherwise the surfaces are choice and the fields are slightly prooflike on both sides. MDS, Breen state II, with a die crack through the tops of ERTY to the rim at both ends. Called AU55 and tied for CC#1 honors in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 net EF45 and tied for CC#3, photo #25358. Our grade is AU55. PCGS Population 2; None finer at PCGS for the variety. Only two examples at PCGS suggesting its the same coin. DWH #2721.
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex Anderson Dupont, Stacks 9/54:112-Dorothy Paschal-Myles Z. Gerson-Charles E. Harrison (via Doug Bird) 5/96-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$35,650
Lot 137
1796 S-83 R4 Liberty Cap. About Good-3. Unique Terminal Die State with Huge Cud. Glossy chocolate and steel brown. Smooth surfaces with a few contact marks consistent with the grade. These include some rim nicks and light rim bruises, a dull scratch from the hair into the field under the cap, a dig in the left ribbon loop of the wreath, and a planchet chip (as struck) under the E in STATES. Basically just a well worn cent. The obverse is slightly better that the reverse. The 1 in the date is mostly gone but the upper half of the 7 and all of the 96 are clear, LIBERTY is clear, and about half the reverse remains visible. Unique terminal die state, Breen state III, with a massive cud break starting at the rim over the I in LIBERTY extending across to the rim before the brow and obliterating the tops of ERTY in the process. A remarkable die state that was discovered during the 2006 FUN show in Orlando, Florida. DWH #2853.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Brian Greer (who bought it unattributed at a Florida coin shop) via Doug Bird 1/06.

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$2,070
Lot 138
1796 S-84 R3 Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-61 Brown. Very close to mint state sharpness with a shallow but rather large low spot above the T in CENT (caused by debris on the die at the time of striking) plus traces of extremely faint roughness and hairlines on the obverse. The roughness and hairlines are difficult to see, even with a strong glass, and the eye appeal of this cent remains excellent. A tiny planchet flake left of the T in LIBERTY and another in the hair over the right edge of the 1 in the date are the best identifying marks. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown toning in covering the protected areas of the reverse. MDS, Breen state II, with a fine die crack from the rim to the top of OF. Called MS60 and tied for CC#5 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 net AU50 and CC#11, photo #37388. Our grade is AU55. PCGS Population 1; One finer MS-64 BN at PCGS for the variety. Only two graded at PCGS. DWH #2722.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex John E. Burton-W. Elliot Woodward #42, 10/1881:147-Richard B. Winsor, S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:846-Virgil M. Brand-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 1/17/44-Arthur C. Fritz-Rudolph Khol-Federal Coin Exchange 1952 FPL-1954 ANA Sale, Federal Coin Exchange, lot 1018-Nethercutt Chemical Co.-1967 ANA Sale, Paramount International Coin Corp., lot 2131-Dr. Lloyd M. Higgins, Bowers & Merena 1/88:61-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Jim McGuigan-Tom Morley, Superior 5/31/92:250-John B. MacDonald 4/7/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$29,900
Lot 139
1796 S-85 R5- Liberty Cap. VF-25 Plus. Choice glossy medium brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas. Very close to VF30. No hint of corrosion and only trivial contact marks, but the strike is a bit uneven due to the dies not being in perfect parallel alignment. Strongly struck on the upper half of the obverse and lower half of the reverse, and those areas have claims to a grade of choice EF40. The lower half of the obverse and upper half of the reverse, however, are rather softly struck and show some of the usual tiny planchet chips that normally disappear when the planchet is struck. A tiny chip at the right top of the E in STATES is a good identifying mark. MDS, Breen state II. The reverse die was heavily lapped causing the left stem end to separate from the wreath. The fields are smooth and slightly reflective in the well-struck areas thanks to a fresh die lapping, and the obverse fields are covered with vertical die polishing lines. A beautiful cent in spite of the imperfect strike. Called VF30 and CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #22440. Bland says VF25 and tied for CC#5. DWH #3040.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Bolender 9/51:53-Willard C. Blaisdell-Gordon Wrubel-Myles Z. Gerson-Del Bland 4/81-John D. Wright.

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$18,975
Lot 140
1796 S-86 R5 Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. Noyes Plate Coin. Slightly sharper, the obverse very close to mint state, but there is a thin, very shallow planchet streak or planchet rolling crease from the rim at T in UNITED straight across to the rim at the first A in AMERICA, as struck. In addition, there is a low spot at the base of EN in CENT, and this low area shows some of the usual planchet imperfections. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and choice with outstanding eye appeal. Choice glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of darker steel brown toning on the highest points. EDS, Breen state I, before any die crumbling in the field near the nose and lips. The obverse fields are slightly reflective, which adds to the outstanding eye appeal. Called AU50 and CC#1 in the Noyes and Bland census lists, Noyes photo #21410. Our grade is AU50. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. The only example even close to this piece is the EF40 coin in the ANS Museum. PCGS Population 1; The only example of the variety graded at PCGS. DWH #2723.
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex M. A. Brown, S. H. & H. Chapman, 4/1897:767-S. H. & H. Chapman-William F. Gable, S. H. Chapman 5/1914:1268-Elmer S. Sears-Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 109-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl 1948-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 5/92-John Whitney Walter, Stacks 5/4/99:1714-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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Realized
$41,400
Lot 141
1796 S-87 R3- Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. Noyes Plate Coin. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with a spot of darker olive toning at the hair under the B in LIBERTY plus traces of the same dark olive brown toning in a few protected areas on both sides. No roughness and only a few trivial marks, including a tiny rim nick at the E in LIBERTY, a very light hairline scratch in the field off the upper lip, and a thin nick-like planchet void on the bust tip, as struck. M-LDS, Breen state III, with a die crack arcing from the rim through the 7, bust, and pole to the rim at right. Die rust shows between the U and adjacent stem. Nicely struck, free of any low spots and ONE CENT is fully impressed. Called MS60 and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says MS60 net AU50 and tied for CC#1 honors, photo #20518. Our grade is AU55. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. PCGS Population 1; The finest greaded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2724.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot #110-T. James Clarke-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner (via Tom Reynolds)-Dennis Mendelson-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 5/30/05.

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$35,650
Lot 142
1796 S-88 R4 Liberty Cap. VF-25 Plus. Close to VF30 sharpness but there is a small spot of shallow verdigris in the field just left of the cap and a few minor contact marks, including a tiny vertical hairline scratch left of the 6 in the date and another that skips down through the O in ONE to the left ribbon bow below. Otherwise the surfaces and eye appeal of this example are excellent. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate with steel brown highpoints and frosty lighter brown in protected areas. EDS, Breen state I, before the die crack through the 7 and shoulder loop. The obverse fields are hard and slightly reflective which adds to the eye appeal. Called VF35 net VF25 and tied for CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #25038. Bland says VF20 and tied for CC#7, but his grade is tentative pending an inspection of the coin rather than a photograph. Removed from a PCGS slab graded XF45 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Husak provenance). PCGS Population 1; The only example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3478.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex Maurice Storck-Kagins 1/86:4144-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3100-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2089.

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$19,550
Lot 143
1796 S-88 R4 Liberty Cap. Fine-12. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with smooth, nearly mark-free surfaces. The only notable defect is a light rim bruise over the I in LIBERTY. LDS, Breen state II. The die crack from the rim to the right top of the 7 and up to the shoulder loop is clear. Called VG10 and tied for CC#17 in the Noyes census, his photo #25592. DWH #3041.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. 9/26/67-C. F. Gordon 1/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$3,565
Lot 144
1796 S-89 R3+ Liberty Cap. Fine-15. Sharpness VF25 with a few patches of very light roughness on both sides, strongest in the field before the face, plus some faint hairline scratches on the portrait, strongest down from the earlobe. A few specks of very light verdigris. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. Nicely struck LDS, Breen state III, with delicate bulges in the field left of the date and over the bust tip. No low spots, and ONE CENT is strong. Called VF20 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 net F12 and tied for CC#10, photo #24179. DWH #2725.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Stacks 12/66:794-unknown-Bob Matthews, Superior 5/28/89:226-Tom Reynolds and Chris McCawley-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$5,463
Lot 145
1796 S-90 R5+ Liberty Cap. Good-5. Reverse Not Upset. A point or two sharper with a cut or planchet fissure at the rim opposite the chin. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and attractive with only minor marks. Glossy chocolate and steel brown. The date is strong and the legends are complete, although some of the reverse is weak. EDS, Breen state I. The reverse is not upset, which is relatively unusual for this variety, and there is no swelling in the central reverse. DWH #3042.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co., 5/45:92-Dr. Charles L. Ruby, Part III, Superior 2/75:86-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$2,013
Lot 146
1796 S-90 R5+ Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Upset Reverse. Plated in Gilbert-Elder. Beautiful glossy light to medium brown with chocolate brown toning on the highpoints and on the right side of the reverse plus hints of very faded frosty mint color in a few of the protected areas. No spots or stains, and the eye appeal of this cent is outstanding. The only defects are a very light rim bruise at the first S in STATES, a tiny rim nick at IC in AMERICA, and some tiny planchet chips, as struck. These include a small one at the dentils over I in LIBERTY and a collection of tiny ones at the left stem of the wreath. Otherwise the fields are smooth and the obverse is slightly reflective. EDS, Breen state I, with the reverse upset head-to-head and no trace of swelling in the center of the reverse. Nicely struck and ONE CENT is bold. Tied with one other example for finest known of this rare variety in both census lists. Bland says MS60 while Noyes says MS60 net AU55, Noyes photo #33392. Our grade is MS60. PCGS Population 1; The finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2726.
Estimated Value $75,000-UP.
Ex Henry C. Miller, Thomas L. Elder 4/13/1917:725-Dr. George P. French (privately)-Colonel E. H. R. Green-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 5/7/42-James G. Macallister-James A. Stack, Sr.-Bowers & Ruddy 4/23/79:131-Gene Reale, Sothebys (New York) #7083, 1/15/98:23-John Whitney Walter 4/11/98-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$80,500
Lot 147
1796 S-91 R3 Liberty Cap. PCGS graded MS-66 Brown. Plated in Penny Whimsy and Noyes. Choice frosty medium brown with steel brown toning on the highpoints and satiny mint luster covering both sides. Sharply struck with only microscopic defects on an otherwise gem cent. There are some of the usual very tiny planchet chips scattered in the fields, mostly near the dentils, where minor planchet voids failed to strike out completely, plus two small spots of slightly darker toning, one just right of the date and a slightly larger one under the right foot of the first A in AMERICA. Otherwise this cent is a flawless gem in every respect and is one of the finest 1796 Liberty Cap cents known, regardless of the die variety. E-MDS, Breen die state III, with minor linear bulges and scaling in the obverse fields and fine die clashmarks on both sides. Called MS63 choice and finest known in the Noyes census, his photo #20469. Bland says CC#1 as well but calls it MS61. Our grade is MS63 choice. Plated to illustrate the die variety in Penny Whimsy and the Noyes book. PCGS Population 1; The finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2821.
Estimated Value $75,000-UP.
Ex England in 1956-Stacks (privately) 1/57-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.

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$207,000
Lot 148
1796 S-92 R3+ Draped Bust. EF-45 Plus. Breen Plate Coin. Choice glossy steel brown and chocolate. Smooth, virtually flawless surfaces. No spots or stains, and the only mark of any significance is a very tiny rim bruise right of the Y in LIBERTY. MDS, Breen state III. Fine die cracks pass through BERTY with another from the lips to the rim at right. Called AU50 choice and CC#4 in the Noyes census, his photo #24001. Bland also says AU50 and tied for CC#4. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety. DWH #2727.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/73:411-First Coinvestors-Pine Tree Auction Co. 2/75:670-William R. T. Smith-Myles Z. Gerson-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$19,550
Lot 149
1796 NC-1 R6 Draped Bust. VG-7. Sharpness F12 but there are a couple rim bruises at the top and bottom of both sides. The surfaces are mostly smooth but do show extremely fine roughness in the fields and protected areas. No verdigris, and the minor roughness is effectively offset by a somewhat glossy steel brown and chocolate patina. Decent eye appeal for the grade, although the rim bruises are an obvious distraction. EDS, Breen state I, without any clashmarks or die cracks on the obverse. Called VG10 net VG7 by Noyes and tied for CC#5 in his census, photo #35691. DWH #3260.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds-Jack Wadlington-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:287.

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$4,485
Lot 150
1796 NC-1 R6 Draped Bust. VG-8. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. The surfaces are smooth except for a small patch of microscopic porosity in the field off the chin. There is a light rim bruise under the lowest curl and a fine hairline scratch from the forehead down to the chin, plus a dull scuff mark on the rim over the E in STATES. The date and legends are clear, although the bottoms of all 4 digits of the date are flowing into the rim below. LDS, Breen state II, showing a fine die crack through the bases of TY into the field at right. Called F12 net VG8 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #29520. Bland says VG8 and tied for CC#4. Removed from an NGC slab graded VG10 (NGC label included). DWH #2555.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex James F. Ruddy circa 1971-Charles A. Blood-Lillian Willins (via Bill Noyes 1/92)-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3105 (the attribution and Rasmussen provenance are noted on the NGC label).

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$3,795
Lot 151
1796 S-93 R3- Draped Bust. AU-55. Very choice glossy chocolate brown with traces of frosty light brown toning in protected areas. No spots, stains, or contact marks, only a trace of very light wear on the highpoints from mint state. Outstanding eye appeal. M-LDS, Breen state VII. The reverse fields are slightly reflective, and the die cracks at ERICA and the fraction are strong. A small internal retained cud break shows at the tops of ER in AMERICA. Called AU55 choice and CC#6 in the Noyes census, photo #31658. Bland also says AU55 but tied for CC#6. Comes with a long provenance of distinguished large cent collectors. DWH #2728.
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex Dudley R. Child, Lyman H. Low 2/1908:211-Henry Chapman 6/1909:746-Clarence S. Bement, Henry Chapman 5/1916:301-Henry C. Hines-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/45:95a-Abe Kosoff (Numismatic Gallery)-Sheraton Coin Co., 1947 ANA Sale, Numismatic Gallery #40, lot 829-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Abe Kosoff 4/56:40-Dorothy Nelson (TAD collection), Stacks 2/76:26-unknown-Stacks (privately)-John Whitney Walter 4/21/92-Eric Streiner, Superior 10/11/92:76-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:129 (via Doug Bird)-Dennis Mendelson (via Tom Reynolds) 2/20/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$32,200
Lot 152
1796 S-93 R3- Draped Bust. VG-7. Sharpness F12 with very fine porosity covering the fields and myriad very fine hairline scratches on the obverse. No verdigris. Slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown. Rare LDS, Breen state VIII, with cud breaks at ER and CA in AMERICA, and the area above RIC is a sunken retained cud. A neat die state. DWH #2427.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex Kagin's 1978 CSNS Sale, 5/12/78:42-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:99.

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$1,323
Lot 153
1796 S-93 R3- Draped Bust. Fine-12. Sharpness F15 but there is a spot of very fine roughness in the field just below the chin, and this spot has been carefully smoothed to minimize its effect. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth, free of any corrosion and showing only a few trivial marks. These include a tiny, very light rim bruise left of the hair ribbon and another over the second S in STATES. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy olive and reddish chocolate brown. The smoothed spot in the field under the chin is a darker shade of chocolate. The date and legends are bold. LDS, Breen state IX, with cud breaks at ER and CA in AMERICA and a sunken retained cud over RIC, plus a small cud break connecting the left ribbon end to the rim below. An impressive late die state, but not quite the latest known. Called F15 net F12 by Noyes, his photo #26887. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with environmental damage (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2856.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19270.

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$2,128
Lot 154
1796 S-94 R5+ Draped Bust. EF-40. Choice glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with lighter brown toning in protected areas of the reverse and a small splash of darker olive brown toning on the N in CENT. Only a few trivial contact marks from flawless for the grade, none notable or visible without a glass. EDS. The always present die clashmarks are clearly visible on both sides of the portrait. Called EF40 and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says EF40 net VF35 and CC#2, his photo #32215. DWH #2729.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Bowers & Ruddy FPL #35, Summer 1980-Jim McGuigan-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Dr. C. R. Chambers-Dennis Mendelson 7/15/91-R. S. Brown, Jr., 6/13/95-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$24,150
Lot 155
1796 S-95 R5+ Draped Bust. EF-40. The Discovery Coin. Ten points sharper but there is a rather strong rim dent at TA in STATES. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and quite attractive, free of any notable defects other than a couple small nicks left of the eye and very tiny speck of greenish verdigris near the dentils behind the head. Choice glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas. LDS with additional die clashmarks above ERTY. Called AU55 net EF40 and CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #25407. Bland says EF40 and CC#2 as well. This is the discovery coin for the die variety. DWH #2730.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Thomas L. Elder #87, 12/1913:666-Ebenezer Gilbert-H. O. Granberg-William H. Woodin-The United States Coin Co. 5/1915:218-Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 140-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 12/11/86-Herman Halpern, Stacks 3/16/88:118-Charles E. Harrison-Tony Terranova 1/94-John Whitney Walter, Stacks 5/4/99:1727-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$24,150
Lot 156
1796 NC-2 R7 Draped Bust. VG-10. Sharpness VF25 with lightly corroded surfaces. There are traces of shallow greenish verdigris in some of the protected areas plus a few hairline scratches on both sides, including one slanting down through the earlobe and some more through the O in ONE. There are some dull marks at the tops of BE in LIBERTY and some more around the denominator and right end of the wreath stem. In spite of these defects, the date and legends remain clear. Slightly glossy chocolate brown with darker chocolate and olive toning in the protected areas. Called VF25 net F12 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 net VG8 and also CC#2, his photo #26828. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details corroded (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2857.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex 1957 ANA Sale, lot 819-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 6/72-Denis Loring 11/73-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:126-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19273.

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$10,638
Lot 157
1796 S-96 R6 Draped Bust. VG-8 Plus. Sharpness F12 or slightly better but there are several rim bruises on each side, the strongest one left of the lowest curl. The surfaces are very slightly rough, mostly in the fields and protected areas, but this minor roughness is mostly hidden under a glossy dark olive and steel patina with lighter steel brown toning covering the highpoints. The two-tone contrast accents the details and enhances the eye appeal. The date and legends are clear, the reverse details especially strong for the grade. EDS, Breen state I, without any trace of the usually present bisecting reverse die crack. Graded VF25 net F12 and tied for CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #26603. Called F12 net VG8 and CC#6 in the Bland census. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with rim and environmental damage (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2858.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 5/74-Dr. Bob Shalowitz 7/74-William R. T. Smith 8/1/76-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19274.

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$17,825
Lot 158
1796 S-96 R6 Draped Bust. VG-10 Plus. Plated in Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and Breen. Discovery coin. Five points sharper but covered with extremely fine granularity. No verdigris and only a few minor contact marks. These include two dull rim nicks before the eye and a dull rim bruise at TE in UNITED. Steel brown and chocolate with some darker live brown toning in protected areas of the reverse. The devices are rather glossy while the fields and protected areas are closer to matte. The date and legends are all strong. LDS, Breen state II. The bisecting reverse die crack is obvious to the unaided eye. This is the discovery coin for the variety and the reverse is plated in Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. Both sides are plated in the Breen book to illustrate the late die state. Called VG10 and tied for CC#3 in the Breen/Bland census. Noyes says F12 net VG7 and tied for CC#8, his photo #28450. DWH #3043.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal 8/77-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$21,850
Lot 159
1796 NC-3 R6+ Draped Bust. VF-30. Nice glossy chocolate brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas of the reverse. No spots, stains, or roughness. Only trivial contact marks scattered over both sides, none notable. The best identifying mark is a small, shallow planchet flake at the rim over the first A in AMERICA, as struck. MDS, Breen state III, with a rim break over IC in AMERICA. Called VF30 and CC#1 in the Bland census, and the next best is only F15 in his arrangement. Noyes says VF30 net VF25 and CC#1 with the next best grading only F12, his photo #20870. DWH #2751.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 146 (as G-42)-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl 4/24/47-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-George E. Ewing, Jr., 1994 EAC Sale, lot 212-Tony Terranova-John Whitney Walter, Stacks 5/4/99:1730-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$24,150
Lot 160
1796 NC-3 R6+ Draped Bust. VG-10. Breen Plate Coin. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. No roughness or verdigris and only minor contact marks. The notable ones are a thin diagonal nick low on the neck and a very tiny rim nick over the right top of the first T in STATES. The date and legends are clear. LDS, Breen state IV, with a strong cud break joining the tops of TE in STATES to the rim above. Plated in the Breen book to illustrate the die state. Called VG10 net VG8 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, photo #28646. Bland says VG8 and CC#5. However, this piece is the finest known example with the cud break at TE, and may be unique as no others have been confirmed. DWH #3047.
Estimated Value $8,000-UP.
Ex Herb Silberman (who discovered the die state in 1969)-Chuck Furjanic 5/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$8,338
Lot 161
1796 S-97 R3+ Draped Bust. Fine-15. Misaligned Dies. Five points sharper with a couple fine hairline scratches down the neck, another short one in the field left of the middle curls, and some fine porosity at ED-ST on the reverse. Otherwise the planchet and surfaces are very attractive for the grade. Glossy chocolate brown with slightly lighter steel brown toning on the highpoints. EDS, Breen state I, with both dies unbroken. However, the dies are misaligned in different directions on both sides. The obverse is off center to K-9 while the reverse is off by a greater amount to K-3.5, but the date and legends are still completely on the planchet. Called VF30 net F15 and tied for CC#10 in the Noyes census, his photo #26749. Nice eye appeal in spite of the minor defects. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with the obverse scratched (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2859.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex George Ramont 3/21/72-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19276.

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$5,060
Lot 162
1796 S-97 R3+ Draped Bust VF20. VF-20. Sharpness VF35 with extremely fine roughness covering the planchet plus shallow pitting at F-A, under the second A in AMERICA, and at the dentils over ED-S. No verdigris, but there are some light abrasions in the rough patch at F-A where an attempt was made to smooth out the pitting. Nicely recolored glossy steel brown and chocolate. The date and legends are bold, and the eye appeal is quite nice considering the defects. MDS, Breen state IV, with a die crack through the tops of BERTY, strongest at TY. Called VF35 net VF20 and CC#6 in the Noyes census, his photo #24022. Bland agrees at net VF20 but has this cent tied for CC#9 in his list. DWH #2731.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Bob Grellman 6/83-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$2,645
Lot 163
1796 S-97 R3+ Draped Bust. Fine-15 Plus. Sharpness VF20 with a few too many light nicks for the higher grade, including a dull rim nick over the left side of the M in AMERICA. No corrosion or roughness. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with reddish chocolate toning in protected areas of the obverse. Rare LDS, Breen state V, with a strong cud break at TY. The rim opposite the cud break (right of the fraction) is beveled due to the metal flow required to fill the large cud on the opposing rim. The date and legends are all strong. Called VF20 net F15 and tied for CC#10 in the Noyes census, his photo #26848. Removed from an NGC slab graded EF45 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2860.
Estimated Value $6,000-UP.
Ex George Ramont 10/5/75-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19277.

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$4,600
Lot 164
1796 S-98 R5 Draped Bust. Fine-15. Glossy chocolate brown with smooth, nearly mark-free surfaces. Possibly lightly cleaned long ago, but the color is attractive and the eye appeal is excellent. The notable defects are a tiny planchet chip at the dentils before the eye and a small, light rim bruise at NI in UNITED. EDS, Breen state I. The obverse die is unbroken and unclashed, a die state that was unknown to Dr. Sheldon and called extremely rare by Breen. Called F15 net F12 and tied for CC#12 in the Noyes census, photo #21723. DWH #2733.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex A & A Coins 7/31/67-Philip Van Cleave, Kagins 1/30/86:5104-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:177-Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/17/96:119-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,565
Lot 165
1796 S-98 R5 Draped Bust. VF-25. Slightly sharper with a few fine hairline scratches on the obverse, including a couple at the top of the neck, another in the field touching the lowest curl, and a few more near the rim before the face. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and quite attractive for the grade. Glossy chocolate brown. LDS, Breen state III. A die flaw connects the right top of the Y to the rim and a crack joins the top of the first A in AMERICA to the rim above. Called VF25 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF20 net F15 and tied for CC#10, photo #22356. DWH #2732.
Estimated Value $6,000-UP.
Ex Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Dr. C. R. Chambers-Dennis Mendelson 2/2/92-Dr. Phil Ralls-Robert Clark 8/18/01-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$6,900
Lot 166
1796 S-99 R5+ Draped Bust. EF-40. Noyes Plate Coin. At least 10 points sharper with uniform extremely fine granularity under a rather glossy patina of dark steel and olive brown. No verdigris or contact marks. The surfaces are satiny thanks to the extremely fine roughness and the eye appeal is excellent. The best identifying defect is some strike weakness at the top of the E in LIBERTY. EDS, Breen state I. The obverse is uncracked. Called EF45 net VF35 and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says EF45 net VF30 and tied for CC#1, photo #21708. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. DWH #2734.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex R. L. Miles, Jr., Stacks 4/10/69:88-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 5/92-John Whitney Walter, Stacks 5/4/99:1733-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$23,000
Lot 167
1796 S-99 R5+ Draped Bust. Fine-12. Sharpness VF20 but covered with very fine granularity. No verdigris. The only notable marks are a tiny planchet chip or void on the forehead and a small, light nick just right of the earlobe. Somewhat glossy (especially the obverse) chocolate and olive brown with lighter steel brown highpoints. The date is clear and legends strong. M-LDS, Breen state II late. The area outside the obverse die crack arcing through the ribbons and back of the head is starting to rise. Called VF25 net F15 by Bland and tied for CC#4 in his census. Noyes says F15 net VG10 and tied for CC#5, his photo #22896. DWH #1737.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Richard August 2/78-Denis W. Loring 3/78-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:132-Robert E. Matthews, Superior 5/28/89:238-Denis Mendelson 5/29/92.

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$5,750
Lot 168
1796 S-99 R5+ Draped Bust. VG-10. Sharpness near VF20 with some small, shallow pitmarks on the portrait and very fine granularity covering the fields and protected areas. No verdigris or contact marks other than four tiny vertical scratches at the first A in AMERICA, and it takes a glass to find them. Rather glossy steel and light olive brown. The date and legends are all strong. LDS, Breen state III. The die crack behind the head is strong and the area outside the crack is clearly raised as a retained cud. Called F15 net VG10 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says F15 net VG8 and tied for CC#13, his photo #22445. DWH #3044.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex D. C. Wismer-New Netherlands Coin Co. sale #33, lot 602-Willard C. Blaisdell-Del Bland 8/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$4,370
Lot 169
1796 NC-4 R5+ Draped Bust. Fine-15. Ten points sharper with extremely fine corrosion covering most of the planchet plus small patches of very light reddish brown verdigris in some of the protected areas of the reverse, mostly around the wreath ribbon and ICA. There are some microscopic contact marks covering the face, but it takes a good glass to see them. Rather glossy dark olive brown with medium brown and chocolate toning on the highpoints, the contrast helping accent the details. EDS, Breen state I, before the die crack at TES. The date and legends are bold. A recent discovery not examined by Bland or Noyes, but clearly finest known as the next best grades VG10. DWH #2752.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Discovered in an old date set consigned to McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/25/03:181-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$8,625
Lot 170
1796 NC-4 R5+ Draped Bust. VG-8. Fairly glossy dark chocolate brown with steel brown toning on the highpoints. The surfaces are mostly smooth and free of defects for the grade. The notable marks are a small dig in the field just left of the hair ribbon, a small planchet chip right of the L, a thin nick on the jaw near the throat, and a long diagonal nick over the N in ONE. The date is clear and the legends are strong. Extremely rare terminal die state, Breen state II, with a strong die crack through TES, and the area above this crack is sunken into a retained cud. Tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census as F12 net VG8, his photo #32703. Called VG8 and tied for CC#4 in the Bland census. Most likely the finest known of the die state. This die state was not known to Sheldon and is not plated in the Breen or Noyes books. A very important cent. DWH #2417.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Russell Post 10/21/92-Tom Reynolds-2002 ANA Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior, lot 221-Jack Wadlington 4/04 (via Chris McCawley).

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$4,255
Lot 171
1796 S-100 R5+ Draped Bust. EF-40. Breen Plate Coin. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with traces of frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas. Smooth surfaces are only a few trivial marks, including a tiny, very light rim bruise at the bust tip and an even smaller one over the E in LIBERTY. Nicely struck MDS, Breen state II, with a couple faint die cracks at TA and OF plus fine die clashmarks on both sides. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety. A very attractive cent, tied for CC#2 honors in both census lists as EF40, Noyes photo #24000. DWH #2735.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Richard Picker-Abe Kosoff 9/7/62-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/73:418-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:134-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$25,300
Lot 172
1796 S-100 R5+ Draped Bust. Good-4. The obverse is slightly sharper while the reverse is a bit weaker, the G4 grade an average of the two. Rather glossy steel brown and chocolate with darker olive brown toning in the protected areas. The two-tone appearance helps accent the details, which is especially helpful with a low grade cent. There is some microscopic roughness under the mostly glossy patina, but overall the surfaces are decent for the grade. The date and LIBERTY are complete and easily readable but not strong, and about two-thirds of the reverse remains readable. Extremely rare M-LDS, Breen state III late, with a strong die crack through the tops of ATES OF with the area above the crack sunken into a retained cud. Removed from an NGC slab graded AG3 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2861.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Kabealo 7/55-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. Charles Ruby, Superior 2/11/74:438-William R. T. Smith 3/7/77-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19282.

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$3,680
Lot 173
1796 S-101 R5- Draped Bust. VF-20. Close to VF25 but there is a thin vertical planchet fissure from the bust down to the rim below, as struck. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and choice, virtually flawless. Attractive glossy chocolate brown with slightly lighter brown toning in protected areas. MDS, Breen state II. A faint die crack extends through the tops of AMERI. Called VF20 and tied for CC#8 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 net F15 and tied for CC#8 as well, photo #23901. DWH #2736.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Charles J. Dupont, Stacks 9/54:131-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. Willard J. Carmel, Jr.-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$5,060
Lot 174
1796 S-102 R4 Draped Bust. EF-40 Plus. Plated in Penny Whimsy and Breen. Sharpness EF45 with a few too many light contact marks on the obverse for the higher grade. These include a couple light nicks high on the neck and a thin diagonal one in the hair at the forehead, plus tiny rim nicks over either side of the R in LIBERTY and a few very faint hairlines in the obverse fields. The surfaces are smooth and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent. Choice glossy chocolate brown with lots of frosty light brown faded down from mint color remaining in the protected areas of both sides. EDS, Breen state I. The obverse is uncracked. Called AU50 net EF45 and CC#1 in the Noyes census, photo #24330. Bland says EF40 and tied for CC#1. This is the plate coin in the Breen book and in Penny Whimsy. DWH #2737.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French-B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 119-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl 1944-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/73:420-First Coinvestors-Pine Tree Auction Co. 2/75:674-William R. T. Smith-Myles Z. Gerson-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:136-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$20,700
Lot 175
1796 S-103 R4+ Draped Bust with LIHERTY Obverse. EF-40. Plated in Early American Cents. Choice glossy chocolate and light olive brown with traces of frosty lighter brown toning in a few of the protected areas. The surfaces are smooth and appear to have been carefully "Sheldonized" with a microscopic layer of wax or very fine lacquer for protection. The only mark is a very thin planchet crease (as struck) from the rim through the first T in STATES to the upper two leaves on the left side of the wreath. E-MDS, Breen state I. The LIHERTY error (B over inverted B, not an "H") is bold. Called EF45 and CC#4 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF45 net VF35 and tied for CC#5, photo #23950. The reverse of this cent is plated in Dr. Sheldon's Early American Cents. DWH #2738.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-T. James Clarke 10/54-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Dorothy Paschal-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 3/16/78-Del Bland-Dr. Phil Ralls 5/2/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$35,650
Lot 176
1796 S-104 R3+ Draped Bust with LIHERTY Obverse. EF-40. Plated in Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and Noyes. Ten points sharper with patches of very fine roughness, mostly on the reverse. No verdigris, and the eye appeal is quite nice. The largest of the rough patches covers the wreath ribbon and upper half of the fraction, with smaller ones at the top of the wreath and at ITE in UNITED. Highly glossy chocolate and medium brown. Apparently recolored, but the retoning was expertly accomplished and the gloss is enhanced by a microscopic layer of wax or very fine lacquer for protection, the so-called "Sheldonizing" layer found on cents that can be traced to the Doctors collection. M-LDS, Breen state III, with obvious die rust leaving fine raised roughness in protected areas of both sides. The patches of fine roughness resulting from environmental damage are easily confused with (and lost within) the areas of fine die rust associated with this late die state. The LIHERTY error is bold. Called AU55 net EF45 and CC#1 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU50 net VF35 and tied for CC#1 honors, his photo #21230. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU50 (PCGS label included, and the LIHERTY error is noted on the label). The obverse is plated in Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy, and this is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. DWH #2862.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Robert Coulton Davis-New York Coin Stamp Co. 1/1890:2531-Harlan P. Smith, S. H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:1086-unknown-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 7/95-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 3/2/2000:76-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$29,900
Lot 177
1796 S-104 R3+ Draped Bust with LIHERTY Obverse. Good-5. Possible Discovery Coin for Terminal Die State. Nice glossy chocolate and light olive brown with the highpoints toned a few shades lighter than the fields and protected areas. Smooth surfaces with only a few minor marks, including a small nick high on the cheek and a small, shallow void just right of the second S in STATES. The date and legends are complete although some areas are weak. Extremely rare terminal die state, Breen state IV, with a cud break connecting TY to the rim above, and the cud break is clear although not strong. This most likely is the discovery coin for the die state, as the discovery was made by William R. T. Smith, and he sold this cent to Jules Reiver 5 years after the discovery. Makes perfect sense as there is no record of Mr. Smith finding another example or selling the discovery coin to anyone else. Removed from an NGC slab graded G4 (NGC label included, and the label shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2862.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex DBRC-William R. T. Smith 3/7/77-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19288.

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$3,105
Lot 178
1796 S-105 R5+ Draped Bust. VF-25. Repunched 6. Sharpness EF45 with very fine roughness mostly hidden under a glossy patina of dark olive and steel brown with lighter chocolate brown highpoints on the obverse. No verdigris on the obverse, only some tiny specks of raised corrosion hidden in the wreath on the reverse. The roughness is strongest in the left obverse field, but even that area is rather smooth. A small, very shallow planchet flake in the center of the cheek (as struck) is the best identifying mark. Sharply struck MDS, Breen state II, with fine die clashmarks on both sides. The repunching at the base of the 6 is strong. Called AU50 net VF35 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF40 net F15 and tied for CC#2, photo #25368. DWH #2740.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 127-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl-Charles M. Williams-Numismatic Gallery #68, 11/50:111-Harold Bareford 9/13/85-Herman Halpern, Stacks 3/16/88:121-Charles E. Harrison-Tony Terranova 5/94-John Whitney Walter, Stacks 5/4/99:1740-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$9,488
Lot 179
1796 S-106 R5- Draped Bust. VF-25. Five points sharper but there is a rim bruise left of the lower curls, a smaller one left of the L in LIBERTY, a dull pinprick just left of the base of the 1 in the date, and a small chip out of the rim over the F in OF. Attractive glossy steel brown and chocolate. Sharply struck with bold details on both sides. MDS, Breen state IV. The bisecting die crack across the upper obverse is clear and the one up from the dentils to the shoulder extends to the curl on the neck. Called VF30 net VF20 and CC#6 in the Noyes census, his photo #31515. Bland says VF30 net VF20 and tied for CC#7. DWH #3045.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex John A. Schreuder 4/70-Del Bland-Willard C. Blaisdell-Del Bland-Dr. Dane B. Nielsen-Jim McGuigan 4/81-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$6,325
Lot 180
1796 S-107 R5+ Draped Bust. Sharpness F15 but covered with microscopic porosity that impairs the natural gloss of the patina, strongest over TATES. There are traces of very light verdigris in protected areas of the reverse. The only notable signs of contact are a few light hairline scratches under CENT and a slight bend in the planchet, clearest at the rim under the fraction. The date and legends are strong. EDS, Breen state I. The obverse die is uncracked. Called net VG8 and tied for CC#5 in the Bland census. Noyes has this one as VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#6, his photo #22224. DWH #1069.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Vernon W. Lowe-Del Bland-Jack Beymer-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:194-Dennis Mendelson 8/17/91.

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$2,530
Lot 181
1796 S-107 R5+ Draped Bust. VG-7. Very slightly sharper with very light corrosion under the slightly glossy dark olive and chocolate brown patina. There are specks of reddish verdigris dusted into protected areas of the reverse. No significant contact marks and the eye appeal is quite nice for the grade in spite of the minor roughness. The date and legends are strong except for weakness at the top of the reverse thanks to an uneven strike, but even those areas are readable. Extremely rare and possibly unique M-LDS, Breen state II early, with a raised retained cud break at the Y in LIBERTY extending far to the right. Most examples of this rare variety come with an unbroken obverse, and a few are known with a full cud break at the Y, but this is the only known example with a raised retained cud break in that area. Called VG7 and tied for CC#7 in the Bland census. Noyes says VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#6, photo #24147. DWH #2741.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Christian M. Petersen, Hollinbeck Coin Co. #214, 10/57:218-Hollinbeck Coin Co.-Leonard W. Stark (Central Coin Mart)-Frank H. Masters, Jr., Rare Coin Company of America 5/71-97-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Myles Z. Gerson-Dr. Phil Ralls-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,220
Lot 182
1796 S-107 R5+ Draped Bust. Good-4. Slightly sharper with a spot of greenish verdigris on the throat and traces of very light roughness under a glossy chocolate and dark steel brown patina. There are a few fine hairline scratches in the field before the portrait and a dull rim nick over the E in LIBERTY. The date is easily readable, although the bottoms of the digits fade into the rim below. LIBERTY and most of the reverse legends are clear, the only weakness at the upper left of the reverse thanks to the horizontal die misalignment seen on this rare variety. Extremely rare LDS, Breen state II, with a strong cud break at the Y in LIBERTY, one of only 6 known with the cud, and the best of those is only VG8. DWH #2662.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Shawn Yancey, 2005 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/23/05:148.

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$2,185
Lot 183
1796 S-108 R5 Draped Bust. VF-20 Plus. Sharpness VF30 or slightly better with a couple dull, relatively strong rim nicks on each side, the strongest one left of the upper end of the hair ribbon. The only other marks on otherwise choice, smooth surfaces are a couple faint hairline scratches on the neck. Very attractive glossy medium brown with chocolate highpoints and frosty light brown in protected areas. LDS, Breen state V. The obverse die shows several fine die cracks in addition to obvious die rust in the fields. DWH #2742.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Dick Punchard, Bowers & Merena 6/22/2000:89-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellamn & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$5,520



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