Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 54

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection - 1798-1800
 
 
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Lot 262
1798 S-144 R5+ Style I Hair with Large 8. VG-8. A couple points sharper with a hairline scratch from the hair under the earlobe down to the bottom of the neck where it fades out as it reaches the bust, plus a small rim nick under the 8 in the date. The surfaces are decent but are not perfectly smooth with uniform extremely fine roughness under a rather glossy dark olive and steel brown patina. No verdigris. The date is bold and the legends are strong except for ONE CENT, which are weakened by strong die swelling slanting across the reverse. LDS, Breen state IV. The reverse die cracks are strong, especially the one through OF to the dentils at each end. Called VG8 and tied for CC#5 in the Bland census. Noyes says VG10 net G6 and tied for CC#9, photo #37533. DWH #2771.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Jonathan Kern-Tom Reynolds 10/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$6,613
Lot 263
1798 S-145 R3 Style I Hair with Large 8. VF-30. Sharpness near EF40 with extremely fine granularity well hidden under a glossy dark olive and steel patina. The highpoints are a lighter shade of steel brown. No verdigris, and the only marks are a few light nicks, including a diagonal one high on the shoulder and another thin one over the N in ONE. EDS, Breen state I. There is no trace of buckling at OF on the reverse. Nicely struck except for the area inside the wreath where only the O in ONE CENT shows clearly. Called VF30 net VF20 and tied for CC#7 in the Noyes census, photo #28395. Bland says VF25 and tied for CC#10. DWH #3050.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex James G. Macallister 2/20/1937-Frank Hussey, New Netherlands Coin Co #54, 4/60:1390-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co 11/14/73:461-Melvin L. Robinson-William Peterson (Cincinnati Coin Exch.)-Dennis Rynes 11/80-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$2,530
Lot 264
1798 S-145 R3 Style I Hair with Large 8. VF-35. Plated in Clapp and Breen. Sharpness at least EF40 with extremely fine roughness well hidden under a glossy dark olive brown patina. No verdigris, and the only marks are a very tiny rim nick at D-S and another at the M. LDS, Breen state V. A dull die crack extends from the dentils above the bust tip into the field about halfway to the neck, and a tiny rim cud shows over the B in LIBERTY. The edge shows diagonal reeding. Tied for CC#3 in both census lists, with Bland at net VF35 and Noyes at net VF30, photo #23115. The reverse is plated in Clapp and both sides are plated in the Breen book to illustrate the die variety. Comes with a long list of distinguished owners. DWH #2772.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Thomas Cleneay, S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:1815-Peter Mougey-William H. Woodin-Thomas L. Elder #43, 9/1910:36-Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 181-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co., #458, 2/1945:180-unknown-George V. Nelson-Max Draisner 10/5/72-Del Bland 10/5/72-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:434-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$7,188
Lot 265
1798 S-146 R5 Style I Hair with Large 8. VG-8. Rotated Reverse. Glossy chocolate and dark steel brown with frosty lighter brown in protected areas, possibly from an old cleaning. A few minor contact marks, including a dull rim bruise under the bust tip. The date is bold and legends clear. Very rare EDS, Breen state I. The obverse die has not been ground down so the shoulder loop and drapery are normal and the reverse is rotated 70 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot orientation. DWH #2359.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Dennis Hermanson 4/65-John D. Wright 1/04.

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$1,006
Lot 266
1798 S-146 R5 Style I Hair with Large 8 . VF-25. Sharpness EF45 with several dozen tiny pitmarks scattered about the obverse, strongest at the neck and in the field to the right. No verdigris or contact marks, a small chip out of the rim over the R in AMERICA offering the best identifying mark. Mostly glossy chocolate and medium brown with some darker olive toning in protected areas. Probably lightly cleaned and nicely retoned. The pits, while rather significant defects, are not as distracting as one might expect since they are mixed in with the extensive die rust that helps minimize their impact. LDS, Breen state IV, with extensive die rust evident on both sides. The shoulder loop and drapery at the bust tip have been ground off the die. Called AU50 net VF30 and CC#3 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF45 net VF20 and tied for CC#4, photo #22370. DWH #3051.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Abner Kreisberg 6/63:179-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/14/73:462-C. F. Gordon 1/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$3,910
Lot 267
1798 S-147 R5 Style I Hair with Large 8. VF-30. Plated in Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and in Breen. Sharpness EF40 but there is extremely fine porosity over much of the planchet, mostly in the fields. Just a few microscopic specks of verdigris in protected areas of the reverse. The only notable contact marks are some very faint hairline scratches in the field around the date, a couple dull rim nicks left of the portrait and another over the E in LIBERTY, a tiny pinprick in the field before the mouth, and a tiny hairline scratch at the top of the O in ONE. Glossy chocolate brown with faint wisps of lighter brown toning on the obverse. MDS, Breen state I, without any die cracks on the reverse. Nice eye appeal in spite of the minor defects. Called VF35 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF40 net VF30 and CC#2 as well, his photo #23236. The finest known example is graded VF35 and is impounded in the ANS Museum, so this is as good as you can get and the census drops off rapidly. This is the plate coin used to illustrate the variety in Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and in the Breen book. Comes with a great provenance. DWH #2773.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 183-James G. Macallister-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl 1944-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Charles M. Williams-Numismatic Gallery #68, 11/50:138-Harold Bareford 9/13/85-Herman Halpern 8/26/86-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:436-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$10,638
Lot 268
1798 S-148 R2 Style I Hair with Large 8. VF-35 Plus. Slightly sharper but there are several very shallow low spots on both sides caused by debris stuck to the dies. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and very attractive. Only a few minor contact marks, including a thin diagonal nick in the center of the neck and a trail of tiny ticks at ES into the leaves below OF. Glossy bluish steel brown and chocolate with frosty light brown faded down from mint color in protected areas and generous traces of mint luster remaining on both sides. EDS, Breen state I, before the fine die cracks form at the bottom of the obverse. Called VF35 and tied for CC#7 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF35 net VF30 and tied for CC#6, photo #23919. DWH #2774.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Raymond Gallo 11/60-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/73:464-Denis Loring 4/74-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Myles Z. Gerson-C. Douglas Smith-G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/91:168-Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/17/96:152-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$6,900
Lot 269
1798 S-148 R2 Style I Hair with Large 8. Fine-15. Five points sharper with microscopic roughness in the protected areas of the reverse. The obverse is smooth except for some shallow low spots in the field at the throat caused by debris on the die. The only notable contact mark is a diagonal nick hidden in the hair left of the neck. M-LDS, Breen state VI, with a bold cud break at ERTY. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with environmental damage (NCS label included and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2867.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex George Ramont 8/9/77-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19363.

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$1,610
Lot 270
1798 S-148 R2 Style I Hair with Large 8. Good-6. Terminal Die State. Rather glossy chocolate and greenish olive brown. The toning is attractive, but this cent most likely was lightly cleaned long ago. The only marks are a couple tiny planchet chips at TED in UNITED. Very rare terminal die state, Breen state VIII, with strong rim cud breaks joining the bust tip and ERTY to the rim. Called net G6 by Noyes, his photo #23043. DWH #2494.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:334.

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$1,006
Lot 271
1798 S-149 R5+ Style I Hair with Large 8. About Good-3. Sharpness VF20 but corroded, the roughness moderate to strong and relatively uniform on both sides. The right obverse field was smoothed a bit. No verdigris or notable marks. The date and legends are strong. Rather glossy dark chocolate, probably from an old recoloring following the obverse smoothing, but the color is attractive and appears natural. EDS, Breen state I, before the die buckled at S-OF-A. The edge is partially reeded, as usual. Great detail for the variety. DWH #0182.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 3/29/80.

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$230
Lot 272
1798 S-149 R5+ Style I Hair with Large 8. Fine-12. Boldly Double Struck. Sharpness VF25 or slightly better but there is some very light pitting in the field before the face plus smaller spots of microscopic roughness elsewhere on the obverse, but most of that side is smooth. The reverse is a bit rougher, and most of it is covered with extremely fine granularity plus a sprinkling of tiny specks of greenish verdigris around the wreath and fraction. Reddish steel brown and chocolate, the obverse mostly glossy but the reverse closer to matte. Boldly double struck. The initial strike was properly centered on the planchet while the second was 10% off center to K-11 and rotated about 20 degrees CW on the obverse (CCW on the reverse, of course). Both dates are bold, although the top of the first was obliterated by the second strike. LDS, Breen state III, with obvious buckling at S-OF-A and traces of vertical die cracks or die flaking in the field before the portrait. Called VF20 net VG8 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes census. Removed from an ANACS slab graded VF details net F15 (the attribution and double struck feature are noted on the ANACS label, which is included). DWH #3170.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/98:106-Chris McCawley-Henry T. Hettger, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2196-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 5/06.

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$6,613
Lot 273
1798/7 S-150 R5 Style I Hair. Overdate 8 over 7. VF-20. Five points sharper but there are too many small nicks for the higher grade, mostly on the obverse. The notable nicks are a thin one in the field close behind the head, another close to the curl below the hair ribbon, and two small ones under the O in ONE. Glossy chocolate brown with medium brown toning in protected areas, especially on the reverse, and a small area of darker olive brown toning under the bust tip. Nicely struck LDS, Breen state IV, with strong die buckling at OF-AME. The date and overdate are bold and the legends are strong. The edge is partially reeded. Called VF35 net VF25 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, photo #27837. Bland says F15 and tied for CC#7. DWH #2775.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Empire Coin Co. FPL #14, 9/6/1961-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-C. Douglas Smith 5/7/83-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:300-Tom Reynolds FPL #86, 10/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$7,763
Lot 274
1798/7 S-151 R3+ Style I Hair. Overdate 8 over 7. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. Breen Plate Coin. Choice glossy steel brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown and tan toning covering the reverse fields. Some of the frosty lighter toning in protected areas has faded down from mint color. The only marks are a small planchet chip at the base of the neck (as struck), a dull rim nick just right of the Y in LIBERTY, and a couple tiny swipes of darker toning at the throat caused by traces of lacquer or glue (which should be removable). The edge shows areas of diagonal reeding, which is sometimes found on planchets of this period. Terminal die state, Breen state VIII, with myriad fine die cracks on both sides but without the terminal cud break that connects the top of the E in AMERICA to the dentils. Called AU50 net EF45 and CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #38133. Bland also says EF45 and CC#2. Our grade is EF45+, close to AU50. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety. One of the finest examples of a 1798/7 overdate, regardless of the die variety, and the only one assigned a mint state grade by either of the major grading services. And it comes with an outstanding provenance as well. PCGS Population 1; The finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2561.
Estimated Value $50,000-UP.
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl FPL 1929, lot 178-Henry A. Sternberg, 8/1930-T. James Clarke 1944-B. Max Mehl-Frederic W. Geiss, B. Max Mehl #109, 2/18/1947:41-Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Bowers & Merena 5/96:507-John B. MacDonald 8/99-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3177.

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$103,500
Lot 275
1798/7 S-152 R2+ Style I Hair. Large Overdate 8 over 7. AU-53. Plated in Clapp, Breen, and Early American Cents. Sharpness EF40 or slightly better but there is a scuff of light hairline scratches on the portrait, the strongest single scratch hidden in the hair from the forelock to the hair ribbon. All these marks are old and blended perfectly into the natural toning. A couple shallow planchet chips on the upper part of the neck and a diagonal hairline through NE in ONE are the only additional marks worthy of mention. Glossy mix of medium brown, steel, and light reddish chocolate with a small swipe of darker steel at the dentils left of the hair ribbon. The fields are hard and slightly reflective, especially on the obverse. E-MDS, Breen state II. The obverse is slightly off center to K-12 and the reverse is very slightly off center to K-6. Both sides were plated in Clapp and this is the plate coin for the variety in Breen. The obverse is also plated in Early American Cents. Called EF45 net EF40 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #22978. Bland also says EF40 but tied for CC#4 honors. Our grade is VF35. DWH #3481.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/7/1945:193-Milton A. Holmes, Stacks 10/60:1400-R. L. Miles, Jr., Stacks 4/69:94-unknown-Stacks 9/75:21-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:442-Chris McCawley-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2155.

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$10,350
Lot 276
1798 S-153 R3 Style I Hair with Large 8. Good-5. Sharpness VG8 but the surfaces are not perfectly smooth and there is a long, dull nick high on the neck. No verdigris. The date and legends are clear. Glossy chocolate brown with darker chocolate toning in protected areas. EDS, Breen state I, without any cracks or clashmarks on the obverse. DWH #0184.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Collector's Cabinet) 5/30/87.

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$230
Lot 277
1798 S-153 R3 Style I Hair with Large 8. Fine-15 Plus. Double Profile. Sharpness VF30 or slightly better but there are numerous very light scratches on the obverse, mostly in the field at the hair ribbon, plus very fine roughness on much of that side. The reverse, in contrast, is smooth and choice. No verdigris, and the color is a rather attractive glossy medium brown and chocolate with some small splashes of darker olive on the obverse. M-LDS, Breen state V. The bulge in the field left of the lower curls is clear. A thin but clear double profile shows on the forehead, chin, and neck. DWH #3052.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Jim Fairfield 5/92-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$1,150
Lot 278
1798 S-153 R3 Style I Hair with Large 8. VF-25. Five points sharper with traces of light verdigris around ERTY and some more in the field off the chin, plus a couple faint hairline scratches across the top of the head. Glossy chocolate brown with darker reddish chocolate and olive toning in the areas with verdigris. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and attractive for the grade, and the reverse is choice. LDS, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break connecting the bust tip to the rim. Called VF25 and tied for CC#12 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 net F15 and tied for CC#15, photo #38317. DWH #2776.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Henry C. Hines 6/9/40-Judge Thomas L. Gaskill-New Netherlands Coin Co., privately, 11/56-Dorothy Paschal-Allen E. McDowell-Jake Hendin 7/30/78-Dick Punchard, Bowers & Merena 6/22/2000:103-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$1,783
Lot 279
1798 S-154 R4+ Style I Hair with Large 8. EF-40. Plated in Penny Whimsy. Five points sharper with a pinprick at the dentils right of the chin, a barely visible rim bruise at the I in LIBERTY, and a pair of light hairline scratches over ENT in CENT. Otherwise this cent is nearly choice, just a few trivial contact marks from flawless. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with frosty dark bluish steel brown toning in protected areas. Sharply struck LDS, Breen state III, with a radial die crack from the upper edge of the bust to the rim and swelling in the field before the portrait. The edge of the planchet is partially reeded, as is sometimes seen on this variety. The obverse is plated in Penny Whimsy. Called EF45 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF45 net VF30 and CC#5, photo #27988. DWH #2777.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex George L. Davis, Stacks 4/8/54:1600-Dorothy Paschal (via Ray Chatham 1977)-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:219-Tom Reynolds 2000-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$8,338
Lot 280
1798 S-155 R3 Style I Hair with Small 8. Reverse of 1796. PCGS graded AU-55. Very close to EF45 but there is a very light horizontal hairline scratch in the field under TES just touching the tips of the upper leaves of the wreath. Otherwise this cent is choice, nearly flawless with outstanding eye appeal. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with delicate hints of bluish steel overtone in the obverse fields and frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas of the reverse. Sharply struck MDS, Breen state III, with a fine die crack from the rim up through the 7 to the lowest curl. The edge is partially reeded. Called EF45 and tied for CC#4 in the Bland census. Noyes says EF40 and CC#6, photo #26839. Our grade is EF40+. A premium example of the "Reverse of 1796" type. PCGS Population 1; The finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2778.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Donald Martz-George Ramont 5/96-Tom Reynolds 5/30/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$13,225
Lot 281
1798 S-156 R5+ Style I Hair with Small 8. Reverse of 1796. VG-7 Plus. The obverse is slightly sharper while the reverse is a bit weaker. Nice glossy chocolate brown. Very nice for the grade, just a few light nicks on the obverse, strongest one in the hair left of the eye, and one in the wreath under T in CENT. The date is bold. The legends are nearly complete, although ED is faint due to slight die swelling consistent with the die state, and TY and ICA are weak due to a soft strike in those areas. MDS, Breen state II, with a die crack from the lower edge of the bust tip to the rim. Called VG8 and tied for CC#10 in the Bland census. Noyes lists this one as VG8 net VG7 and tied for CC#8, his photo #28631. This is an above average example of a tough variety that usually comes ugly. DWH #1784.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Chuck Furjanic 4/78-Dr. Willard J. Carmel, Jr.-Dr. Philip W. Ralls, 1984 EAC Sale, lot 111-Doug Bird-Tom Reynolds 4/15/89-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:218.

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$6,613
Lot 282
1798 S-156 R5+ Style I Hair with Small 8. Reverse of 1796. Good-6. Very slightly sharper with extremely faint roughness covering the fields. No verdigris, but there are a few contact marks, including a small, old scrape in the hair just right of the ribbon knot and a shallow dent on the N in ONE. Slightly glossy dark chocolate with medium chocolate toning covering the devices. The date is bold and the legends are complete except for the D in UNITED, which is weak thanks to die failure at that spot. Rare LDS, Breen state III. The die crack from the rim to the bust is strong and it meanders across the bust into the lower curls left of the shoulder and weakly into the field under the ribbon. DWH #3445.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Macys department store in New York City in the 1930s-unknown-MYNC Jewelers in Utica, Michigan-Shawn Yancey 10/06-Clay Everhart-Chris McCawley 1/08.

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$4,830
Lot 283
1798 NC-1 R7+ Style I Hair with Small 8. About Good-3. Sharper by two or three points but covered with light corrosion. Just a few tiny specks of light verdigris in protected areas. The only notable mark is a thin scratch in the hair at the shoulder. The date is weak but readable, and the legends are complete except for STATES OF. Slightly glossy mix of dark olive and chocolate with a couple splashes of reddish brown on the obverse. Called G6 net AG3 and CC#6 of the 6 known examples listed in the Bland census. Noyes grades this one G5 net AG3 and CC#6 as well, his photo #24145. DWH #1785.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Donald Folsom 7/82 (sold unattributed)-Donald H. Petersen-Jack Robinson 4/86-Dr. Philip W. Ralls 3/24/92-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:220.

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$5,060
Lot 284
1798 S-157 R2 Style I Hair with Small 8. PCGS graded AU-58. Noyes Plate Coin. Slightly sharper with a half dozen small spots of dark olive toning sprinkled about both sides. The most noticeable of the spots is on the E in ONE, and a spot in the field left of the lower curls surrounds a very tiny pitmark. In addition, there is a thin nick on the shoulder and a shallow low spot close under the E in STATES, as struck. Otherwise this cent is a very attractive glossy light brown with slightly darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. EDS, Breen state I. Both sides show clear die clashmarks but are not rusted. This is the Noyes plate coin for the "perfect, non-rusted" state of the obverse die. Del Bland says AU50 and tied for CC#4 overall. Noyes says AU55 net EF45 and CC#7 overall but finest of the early die state, his photo #23242. Our grade is EF45. Comes with a long, distinguished provenance. PCGS Population 2; None finer at PCGS for the variety. Perhaps the same coin graded twice. DWH #2541.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Colonel E. H. R. Green-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 8/27/42-James G. Macallister 10/6/42-Judge Thomas L. Gaskill-New Netherlands Coin Co., privately 11/56-Dorothy Paschal 1972-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:222-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05. (Note: The Breen book says this example has a reeded edge, but it is a double-flanged edge.).

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$12,075
Lot 285
1798 S-157 R2 Style I Hair with Small 8. AU-50. Sharpness closer to mint state but there is a small swipe of dark olive crud on the upper ends of the hair ribbon. Otherwise the surfaces are an attractive glossy light to medium brown with slightly darker steel brown toning on the highpoints and underlying frosty mint luster covering the protected areas. No contact marks. LDS, Breen state IV, with both dies heavily rusted and blunted. Noyes and Bland agree on a net grade of AU50, tied for CC#4, Noyes photo #23287. Comes with a nice provenance. DWH #2542.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Wayte Raymond-New Netherlands Coin Co. #41, 9/1953:262-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H. Sheldon 10/15/1953-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05.

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$6,900
Lot 286
1798 NC-2 R7+ Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-8. Unique Early Die State. Sharpness VF20 but covered with fine porosity on all but the highpoints, which are nearly smooth. No verdigris, and the only mark is a tiny, very light rim bruise under the right edge of the fraction. Dark olive brown in the protected areas with medium brown and light chocolate toning covering the devices. Sharply struck and well balanced with excellent details throughout. The date is bold and the legends are strong. Clearly this piece is the sharpest of the 6 examples known. From a previously unknown and unreported early state of the dies, before the cud break at RTY which is present on the other 5 examples. Obviously the obverse die failed right away. This example has a clear die crack passing from the dentils over the right edge of the E through the tops of RTY, strongest from the left top of the R to the dentils over the E. Tied for finest known honors for the variety, the rarest variety of a tough year, and finest of the die state, of course. DWH #3521.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Discovered by Rick DeSanctis 10/08-Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley 11/08.

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$20,700
Lot 287
1798 NC-2 R7+ Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-8. Sharpness F15 with a planchet crack that passes completely thorough the planchet from the dentils to the bottom of the hair ribbon and from the opposing dentils at D-S to the wreath, as struck. Otherwise the planchet and surfaces are decent, the only notable marks being a fine horizontal scratch across the portrait under the earlobe and a dull rim bruise at S-O. Mostly glossy light olive brown mixed with chocolate and darker olive tones. The date and legends are bold. This is the Penny Whimsy plate coin. Late die state with a disjointed cud break connecting RTY to the rim above, as on all the known examples prior to discovery of the previous lot. Listed as net VG8 and tied for finest known honors with two other pieces in the Bland census (which does not include the early die state example offered in the previous lot, which was unknown to Bland prior to this sale). Noyes says VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#2 among the 5 examples known to him (neither Noyes nor Bland have seen the previous lot). Noyes photo #21805. Clearly the sharpest example of the late die state of this extremely rare variety, the rarest variety of the year. DWH #1786.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex James C. Macallister 1947-Charles Green 1947-Christian M. Petersen-Hollinbeck Coin Co. #176, 3/54:530-Hollinbeck Coin Co. #202, 3/56:839-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 3/20/92-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:222.

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$21,275
Lot 288
1798 S-158 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. About Good-3. A couple points sharper but covered with fine porosity. No verdigris or notable signs of contact. Slightly glossy steel brown with darker chocolate toning in protected areas. The date is complete but not strong, and the legends are readable except for D-STA, which are worn smooth due to the die failure in that area. E-MDS, Breen state II, with a diagonal die crack from the rim through T in UNITED to AT in STATES. (This low grade example of a relatively common die variety completed Dans set of numbered Sheldon varieties. For that reason, an otherwise unremarkable cent enjoys its status as an important coin in a truly remarkable collection.) DWH #1833.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley 3/20/97 (for $45).

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$322
Lot 289
1798 S-158 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. EF-40 Plus. Noyes and Breen Plate Coin. Choice frosty steel brown and chocolate with lustrous tan and light steel brown covering the protected areas. No spots, stains, or significant marks. The only defects are a few trivial nicks, including a tiny rim nick opposite the throat, another left of the hair ribbon, and a small nick over the N in ONE. M-LDS, Breen state IV late, with a small but strong cud break connecting the top of the T in UNITED to the rim above, an intermediate die state not mentioned in the Breen book. Very shallow low spots cover the neck (caused by debris stuck to the die). A beautiful cent with satiny mint luster covering the fields and protected areas, especially on the reverse. Called EF40 in both census lists, tied for CC#3 in the Noyes list, tied for CC#5 in the Bland list. Noyes photo #29009. This is the plate coin for the variety in the Noyes and Breen books. DWH #3446.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Robert J. Kissner, Stacks 6/75:305-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/29/03:446-Chris McCawley 12/03-Clay Everhart-Chris McCawley 1/08.

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$13,800
Lot 290
1798 S-158 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-10. Sharpness VF30 but there are patches of fine porosity on both sides, the larger ones at the Y in LIBERTY, on the neck near the throat, and on the first A in AMERICA. No verdigris and only a few minor marks, including a very light rim bruise left of the L in LIBERTY, another at D-S, and thin nicks at the R and C in AMERICA. Glossy dark olive and steel brown. LDS, Breen state V, with a strong cud break connecting IT in UNITED to the rim above. Not in the overall condition census for the variety but finest known of this rare die state. Noyes grade VF35 sharpness net VG8, photo #29011. Comes with an impressive provenance. DWH #2543.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Homer K. Downing, 1952 ANA Sale, lot 1804-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05.

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$1,064
Lot 291
1798 S-158 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-10. Sharpness near VF30 but covered with fine to moderate granularity, the roughness uniform except for the highpoints, which are nearly smooth. There are traces of minor verdigris on the reverse, but the traces are faint and not at all distracting. There is a light hairline scratch on the bust plus a couple others in the field before the portrait, all blending perfectly into the natural patina, plus a few dull rim nicks at S-OF. Slightly glossy dark steel and olive brown. The date and legends are bold. Very rare terminal die state, Breen state VI, with a large, strong cud break joining ITED to the rim above. Tied for third finest known of the terminal die state, and the finest is only net F15 and is part of the ANS Museum collection. Noyes says this one is F15 net VG7, his photo #23347. DWH #2544.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Homer K. Downing-1952 ANA Sale, lot 1805-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05.

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$805
Lot 292
1798 S-159 R3+ Style I Hair with Small 8. VF-20 Plus. Sharpness near VF30 with some light contact marks scattered about both sides, none distracting but too many for the sharpness grade. The notable ones are a thin nearly horizontal nick in the hair at the forehead and a small pinprick on the upper right curve of the O in ONE. Glossy medium brown with some small spots of darker olive brown toning scattered about the reverse, the largest of these at the dentils over IC in AMERICA. MDS, Breen state IV, with several fine die cracks on the reverse and the reverse rotated 35 degrees CCW. The vertical die cracks in the field behind the portrait are clear. Noyes graded VF25 net VF20 and tied for CC#8, his photo #23200. DWH #2545.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Stacks in the 1950s-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05.

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$1,840
Lot 293
1798 S-159 R3+ Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-8. Sharpness VF25 or a bit better but uniformly granular. Just a few traces of light verdigris. The only notable mark is a deep planchet chip from the rim under the 7 up through that digit, effectively obliterating the lower half of the digit. This defect is as struck, but it really catches the eye and detracts from the eye appeal of an otherwise sharp cent. Rare LDS, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break connecting the top of the L in LIBERTY to the rim above. DWH #0187.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 3/29/80.

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$345
Lot 294
1798 S-160 R3+ Style I Hair with Small 8. VF-20. Sharpness EF40 or a bit better but the portrait and obverse fields display many fine hairlines, strongest in the field before the mouth, plus a couple additional hairline scratches meandering inside the wreath. A dull rim nick at the L in LIBERTY and another under the lowest curl are the only other contact marks worthy of mention. Otherwise the surfaces are quite nice. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with frosty light brown and tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. EDS, Breen state I, from the perfect state of the dies. The obverse fields are hard and slightly reflective where not affected by the hairlines. Called net VF25 and tied for CC#10 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF25 and tied for CC#6. DWH #3447.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex J. R. Grellman, Jr., 1981 EAC Sale, lot 137-John M. Ward, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:361-Chris McCawley 12/04-Clay Everhart (via Chris McCawley).

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$1,783
Lot 295
1798 S-161 R2 Style I Hair with Small 8. NGC graded MS-63 Brown. Noyes Plate Coin. Lustrous chocolate brown with satiny mint frost covering the fields on both sides. Just the barest hint of rub on the highest points of the design from mint state. The only marks, and they are barely visible, are a very thin nick in the field before the neck, a couple light contact marks at the top of the wreath, a small spot of slightly darker toning on the 7 in the date, and another spot of dark toning on the leaf above the right wreath stem. Nicely struck E-MDS, Breen state IV late. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. Called AU55 and tied for CC#3 in the Bland condition census. Noyes says AU50 net EF45 and tied for CC#7 overall but finest of the die state, his photo #20613. Our grade is AU55. NGC Population 1 with none finer for the variety at NGC. DWH #3512.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex Carl Wurtzbach-Virgil M. Brand-Emanuel Taylor 10/1960-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/14/08:175.

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$14,375
Lot 296
1798 S-161 R2 Style I Hair with Small 8. Fine-15 Plus. Sharpness VF20 but there are a few too many tiny nicks on the obverse for the higher grade. None of these nicks is distracting, and the best identifying mark is a small, dull nick under the R in AMERICA. Attractive glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. M-LDS, Breen state IX, with a strong cud break connecting TES to the rim above and a raised retained cud over the adjacent TA. There are some shallow low spots around the lower part of the wreath caused by debris on the die. DWH #3053.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex John Ashby 6/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$1,064
Lot 297
1798 S-162 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. VF-25. Five points sharper with several dull rim nicks or tiny rim bruises on both sides, including a very tiny one under the bust tip and three slightly stronger ones left of the date. The reverse also has one at S-O and another at RI in AMERICA. Otherwise this cent is very attractive, nearly choice for the grade. Glossy light olive and chocolate brown with reddish brown toning in protected areas. Sharply struck EDS, Breen state I, before any cracks, clashmarks, or bulges in the obverse fields. This one comes with Breens "double-flange edge." Called VF35 net VF20 and tied for CC#7 in the Noyes census, photo #37525. DWH #2779.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Jim McGuigan 5/30/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,795
Lot 298
1798 S-163 R4- Style I Hair with Small 8. VF-30. Noyes Plate Coin. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with lots of frosty light brown toning in protected areas. The surfaces are smooth and attractive, the only marks being a faint hairline from the field before the eye to the rim opposite the chin plus a tiny, very light rim bruise at the L in LIBERTY. Outstanding eye appeal for the grade. MDS, Breen state V, with several fine die cracks on both sides but before the retained cud break forms at the base of the 17. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. Called VF30 choice and tied for CC#1 honors with the ANS example in both census lists, Noyes photo #27802. DWH #2780.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex New England Rare Coin Auctions 3/79:638-Gordon J. Wrubel 5/79-Denis Loring 1/15/80-Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley, Superior 1/28/90:352-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:407-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$28,750
Lot 299
1798 S-163 R4- Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-10. Sharpness VF20 with fine roughness covering both sides, strongest in the fields and protected areas. No marks or verdigris, and the color is an attractive and rather glossy medium chocolate brown with hints of reddish chocolate in protected areas. Rare LDS, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break connecting the bottom of the 17 to the rim below. The date and legends are strong. DWH #3453.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Philip Van Cleave, Kagins 1/30/86:5177-Thomas Wolf, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/10/08:1180.

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$444
Lot 300
1798 S-164 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-8. Rotated Reverse, Nearly Upset. A few points sharper with several rim nicks and small rim bruises on each side, the stronger ones at Y, left of the hair ribbon, and at S-O. Glossy chocolate brown. Very rare EDS, Breen state I, with just a faint trace of bulging at the bust tip and the reverse rotated 170 degrees CCW, nearly upset. DWH #2360.
Estimated Value $250-UP.
Ex Golden Valley Numismatics 3/76-John D. Wright 1/04.

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$690
Lot 301
1798 S-164 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. EF-40. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with reddish brown toning in protected areas and darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. The surfaces are mostly smooth but there is some microscopic roughness from the usual die rust found on the obverse of this variety. The best identifying marks are a swipe of slightly lighter brown toning in the field before the face, a small spot of dark olive crud at the lower tip of the hair ribbon, and a light horizontal nick on the throat. None of these marks is at all distracting and the eye appeal is excellent. E-MDS, Breen state II. Called EF40 and tied for CC#9 in the Bland census. Noyes has this one as EF40 net VF35 and tied for CC#7, his photo #23090. DWH #2495.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex B. A. Seaby, Ltd. (London)-B. Max Mehl (privately)-Dr. Charles L. Ruby 12/72-Superior 2/11/74:506-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:368.

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$4,600
Lot 302
1798 S-164 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. Fine-12. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better but the surfaces are covered with very fine roughness thats partially hidden under a glossy dark olive and steel brown patina. There are traces of fine verdigris dusted on both sides, including a small spot of reddish crust just right of the F in OF. The only notable contact mark is a small rim nick over the A in STATES, and it is not at all distracting. MDS, Breen state III. Heavy bulges at the drapery and lowest curl from die failure cause weakness on the lower obverse details with similar weakness at STATES on the opposing side. The obverse die was warping. Otherwise the date and details are all strong. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with environmental damage (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2869.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Dom Perri 11/25/66-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19393.

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$391
Lot 303
1798 S-164 R4 Style I Hair with Small 8. VG-10 Plus. Slightly sharper but there is a lightly abraded spot in the field over the bust tip, the abrasion so light it barely breaks the patina. Several fine parallel scratches down through the bust, another at the top of IBE in LIBERTY, and a few more above ES-OF are visible but offer only minor distractions. No corrosion or verdigris. Glossy bluish steel brown and chocolate. M-LDS, Breen state V, with strong swelling that weakens the date and lowest curl. Strong die clashmarks from AMERICA show near the dentils before the portrait. DWH #3054.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Ferris Stamp & Coin 8/86-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$391
Lot 304
1798 S-165 R4 Style II Hair with Large 8. VF-25 Plus. Sharpness VF35 with microscopic specks of greenish verdigris over the N in ONE and under the fraction, but it takes a good glass to see them. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and the only notable mark is a dull rim nick at F in OF. Lightly cleaned and retoned a glossy chocolate and darker steel brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas of the obverse. Decent eye appeal in spite of the minor defects. MDS, Breen state II. Light die clashmarks show at the throat and in the wreath, but the reverse die remains uncracked. The reverse is slightly misaligned to K-12. Called VF25 and tied for CC#4 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 net F15 and tied for CC#6, photo #22951. DWH #3198.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Darwin B. Palmer-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:454-Richard Gross, 2006 EAC Sale, lot 159.

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$3,565
Lot 305
1798 S-166 R1 Style II Hair with Large 8. EF-45. Rotated Reverse. Glossy dark bluish steel brown with frosty light brown and tan toning in protected areas, especially on the reverse. Smooth, corrosion-free surfaces with only minor contact marks. These include a couple tiny hairline scratches in the field near the dentils before the nose and a pair of nicks on the top of the F in OF and a couple more in the dentils over AM. LDS, Breen state VI. A radial die crack connects the left top of the first T in STATES to the rim and the C in CENT is crumbled to the adjacent leaf. The reverse rotated 35 degrees CCW from a normal head-to-foot orientation. DWH #2781.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley 9/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,910
Lot 306
1798 S-167 R1 Style II Hair with Large 8. EF-45. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with delicate mottling of darker olive brown toning on the obverse and frosty flowline luster remaining in the fields and protected areas. The surfaces are smooth except for traces of extremely fine roughness around EN in CENT and a small planchet fissure in the field near the dentils off the mouth, as struck. MDS, Breen state III. A die crack extends from the eye to the rim right of the Y in LIBERTY. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU53BN (NGC label included, and the attribution is noted on the label). Graded EF45 by Del Bland, but not in the top 10 listed in his condition census. DWH #2782.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Stacks FPL Summer 1997-Stacks 10/97:48-Stacks 3/98:48-Stacks 6/98:1048-Tom Reynolds 8/1/2000-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$4,370
Lot 307
1798 S-167 R1 Style II Hair with Large 8. Fine-15. Five points sharper but there are some very fine pinscratches across the date plus another down the neck and one more in the field left of the lower curls. The marks are barely visible and the eye appeal is enhanced by the smooth surfaces. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of very faded red in protected areas of the obverse due to an old cleaning. LDS, Breen state VI early. The top of the first T in STATES is joined to the rim by a small cud break, and a radial die crack passes through the right edge of that T down through the O in ONE to the center dot where it fades out. Removed from an NCS slab graded VF details with scratches and improper cleaning (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2870.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Henry C. Hines-Willard C. Blaisdell 2/8/71-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19399.

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$633
Lot 308
1798 S-168 R3 Style II Hair with Small 8. VF-35. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with small splashes of reddish brown toning on the obverse, the largest of these at the 8. A few light contact marks on the obverse, including a small rim nick left of the lower curls and a dull rim nick over the right top of the L in LIBERTY. LDS, Breen state IV, with an unlisted rim cud break over the E in AMERICA in addition to the earlier die cracks through the reverse legend. Called EF45 net VF35 and CC#8 in the Noyes census, his photo #23240. DWH #2496.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Dr. Bob Shalowitz 1/18/83-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:378.

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$2,990
Lot 309
1798 S-169 R3 Style II Hair with Small 8. VF-25. Glossy bluish steel and light olive brown. Just a few very light contact marks, including a thin nick in the field above the lower curls and a couple very light scuff marks at RICA to the fraction. LDS, Breen state V, with fine die rust showing in the fields and protected areas of both sides. Called VF25 choice and tied for CC#8 in the Noyes census, photo #36184. Bland also says VF25 but tied for CC#11 in his census. DWH #2783.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Bowers & Merena 6/24/96:90-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$2,875
Lot 310
1798 S-170 R3 Style II Hair with Small 8. VF-30. Slightly sharper but lightly cleaned and nicely retoned glossy chocolate and light olive brown. The surfaces are smooth and the only notable mark is a very tiny pit or planchet flake on the cheek left of the nostril. E-MDS, Breen state II. There are fine die clashmarks on both sides but the arcing die crack in the left obverse field has not formed. The reverse rotated 20 degrees CCW. Called EF40 net VF30 and tied for CC#9 in the Noyes census, photo #29975. DWH #2784.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds 5/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,565
Lot 311
1798 S-170 R3 Style II Hair with Small 8. VG-8. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. Smooth and attractive, just some light nicks away from choice for the grade. LDS, Breen state IV, with an arcing die crack and bulge in the field left of the portrait. DWH #3262.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex Don Valenziano, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:302.

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$391



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