Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 54

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection - 1801-1803
 
 
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Lot 403
1801 S-213 R2. VF-30. Ten points sharper but lightly burnished. No roughness or marks, and the eye appeal is quite nice in spite of the smoothing. Very glossy dark olive and steel. M-LDS, Breen state VIII. A die crack at TE in UNITED extends clearly into the field below the adjacent NI and there is a narrow rim cud under that U. In addition, there is a small but clear cud break over the R in LIBERTY, and this cud is not mentioned by Breen. Noyes graded EF40 net VF20 and tied for CC#17, photo #25546. DWH #3072.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Anderson Dupont, Stacks 9/24/54:312-"TAD," Stacks 2/4/76:55-C. Douglas Smith 12/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$2,645
Lot 404
1801 S-214 R3+. VF-30. Glossy chocolate brown with frosty lighter brown and tan toning in protected areas, especially on the obverse. The left half of each side is well struck and choice while the lower right quadrant on the obverse and upper right area of the reverse are softly struck and show many of the tiny planchet imperfections that didnt completely strike out. The dies simply were not in correct parallel alignment, and this is noted by Breen in his description of the late die state. No roughness or spots, only a few light contact marks. The notable ones are a thin nick close under the chin and a sharp nick above the N in ONE. LDS, Breen state III, with the rim broken over RTY. Called VF30 and tied for CC#12 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 net VF25 and tied for CC#7, photo #37175. DWH #2805.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds 1997-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$2,645
Lot 405
1801 S-215 R5. VF-20 Plus. Glossy chocolate and darker steel brown with some lighter chocolate toning in protected areas of the reverse. Smooth, corrosion-free surfaces that show only a few trivial contact marks. These include a tiny nick in the field off the tip of the nose and a very small rim nick left of the fraction. E-MDS, Breen state III, with a trio of arcing die cracks in the field below the hair ribbon. Called VF25 net VF20 and CC#7 in the Noyes census, his photo #26676. Bland says F15 and tied for CC#11. Removed from an NGC slab graded VF35 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). NGC Population 1; The finest graded at NGC for the variety. DWH #2877.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 2/6/70-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19488.

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$8,625
Lot 406
1801 S-215 R5. VG-10. Nice glossy light olive and chocolate brown, the highpoints a few shades lighter than the protected areas. There is a small spot of reddish verdigris at the I in LIBERTY; otherwise the surfaces are smooth and show only a few minor contact marks. MDS, Breen state V. There is heavy swelling at the lowest curl and ATES, but the rim cud under the 01 in the date has not formed. The date is strong and the legends are clear. An attractive example for the grade. Removed from an NGC slab graded F12 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). NGC Population 1; One finer in VF35 at NGC for the variety. DWH #2878.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Carl Wattenbarger 8/3/68-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19489.

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$1,495
Lot 407
1801 NC-1 R5+. Fine-12 Plus. Choice glossy chocolate brown. The surfaces are smooth and very attractive for the grade, just a few light contact marks on the obverse from flawless. The notable marks are a thin diagonal nick in the field under the tip of the chin and a very thin vertical nick hidden in the hair under the R in LIBERTY. LDS, Breen state II. A small piece of the die has fallen out of the die leaving a small internal cud break at the top of TE in STATES. Called F12 and CC#5 in the Noyes census, photo #26663. Bland also says F12 but tied for CC#5. DWH #2807.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex 1964 ANA bourse-George Ramont-unknown-Jim McGuigan 5/30/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$5,290
Lot 408
1801 S-216 R1. MS-60. Frosty steel brown and chocolate, the obverse very delicately mottled with slightly lighter and darker tones. Hints of very faded mint color are peeking through in protected areas of the reverse. Virtually flawless except for a slightly weak strike, especially on the nose and at ERIC. MDS, Breen state III. Called MS60 and tied for CC#3 in the Bland census. Noyes also says MS60 but tied for CC#6 in his list, photo #24359. DWH #3486.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Ellis Robison, Stacks 2/82:425-C. Douglas Smith-Del Bland 5/82-G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/91:238-John R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:487-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2219.

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$12,650
Lot 409
1801 S-217 R6+. PCGS graded AU-50. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. The planchet is free of any hint of corrosion or verdigris. There are a few trivial contact marks scattered about, mostly on the obverse where they are lost amid the strong die clashmarks. The only notable marks are a faint hairline scratch from the earlobe to the throat, a dull vertical nick in the field well below the end of the hair ribbon, and two dull diagonal nicks in the field behind the head. Late die state, Breen state III, with heavy die clashmarks on the obverse and obvious bulging at the bust and in the field and curls under the hair ribbon. The strike is weak on the upper part of the reverse due to the opposing swelling at the bust and lower curls. The Naftzger envelope contains a notation by Ted regarding the severe obverse die injuries from clashing and he calls this the "Rarest of 3-digit S. (Sheldon) varieties." Called EF40 "Average Plus" and tied for CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #21627. Bland says EF40 and CC#2 behind the slightly sharper but lightly corroded example Noyes has tied with this piece for finest honors. In fact, Noyes lists the other EF40 piece slightly behind the example offered here due to the imperfect surface present on that coin. Only 3 examples are listed as "Average Plus" or above average in the Noyes census: the piece offered here, a VF20 impounded in the ANS Museum, and a Good-4 in private hands. Obviously this is a variety that seldom comes without significant problems. Our grade is Extremely Fine-40. PCGS Population 1; 1 finer in AU58 for the variety. (the other EF40 mentioned above). DWH #3513.
Estimated Value $50,000-UP.
Ex Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54:321-Abe Kosoff-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/14/08:182.

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$94,875
Lot 410
1801 S-218 R5+ 3-Error Reverse. Fine-12. Sharpness VF20 with an arc of fine roughness along the bottom of the obverse with a similar arc from MERICA clockwise to UNI in UNITED. No verdigris or notable contact marks. The date was weakened by the fine roughness but remains clearly readable and everything else is strong. The 3 reverse die-cutter errors (000 denominator, missing left wreath stem, and U entered as two I's) are bold. Glossy chocolate and light olive brown with a splash of reddish brown toning over ON in ONE. Called VF35 net VG10 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, photo #22415. Bland says VG10 and tied for CC#4. EDS, Breen state I, with die clashmarks at ERTY but without any bulge in that area. DWH #3073.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Charles J. Dupont, Stacks 9/24/54:322-Dorothy Paschal-William R. T. Smith 4/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$12,650
Lot 411
1801 S-218 R5+ 3-Error Reverse. PCGS graded VF-25. Ten points sharper but it has microscopic roughness under a glossy very dark olive and steel brown patina. May be coated with a very thin layer of lacquer or some similar protectant that enhances the gloss. The best identifying marks are a tiny pinprick on the jawline near the earlobe and a small rim nick over the E in STATES. LDS, Breen state II. Swelling obliterates most of ERTY. Second finest in both census lists behind only the ANS example, so this is the finest example available to collectors. Bland says VF25 net F15 and alone at CC#2. Noyes has this one as VF35 net VF20 and tied for CC#2 honors, his photo #21848. Our grade is VF20. PCGS Population 1; The finest of two graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #1751.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex American Numismatic Society in 1934 (via Howland Wood, then the ANS curator) in exchange for an ancient Greek gold coin provided by Dr. Sheldon-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner, 1994 EAC Sale, lot 269.

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$20,700
Lot 412
1801 S-219 R2 3-Error Reverse. Good-4. A few points sharper with many dull rim nicks on the obverse, strongest over LIBERTY, and some very fine pitting on both sides. Glossy dark olive brown and chocolate, possibly retoned but nicely done if true. E-MDS, Breen state II, with die clashmarks over LIBE but no die cracks on the reverse. The date is bold, legends complete, and the 3 reverse die-cutter errors are clear. DWH #0245.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex John D. Wright 7/4/87.

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$426
Lot 413
1801 S-219 R2 3-Error Reverse. PCGS graded AU-53. Lightly cleaned, now retoned glossy chocolate and steel with faded red showing in protected areas on both sides. The surfaces are smooth, free of any hint of corrosion or verdigris. Just a few light marks, including a small planchet chip in the field near the rim left of the hair ribbon (as struck), a dull vertical nick under the left end of the L in LIBERTY, and a vertical nick through the left upright of the N in CENT. MDS, Breen die state IV, with a fine die crack arcing through the denominator and UNI to the dentils at either end. The 3 die-cutter errors are bold. A beautiful example of this popular "Redbook" variety in spite of the old recoloring. Called AU50 net EF40 and tied for CC#9 in the Bland census. Noyes says net VF30 and CC#11, his photo #31659. Our grade is EF40+ net VF35. PCGS Population 1; The only example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3555.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex F. W. Lincoln (W. S. Lincoln & Son, London) 8/1891-Benjamin. H. Collins 1/26/1896-Hiram E. Deats-M. H. Bolender #136, 11/1940:655-unknown-James Kelly 10/54:738-unknown-Heritage 10/90:455-Doug Bird-Paul Norris, Superior 5/92:466-Henry T. Hettger, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/2001:2242-Walter Husak, Heritage 1/15/08:2222-Chris McCawley 5/09.

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$12,075
Lot 414
1801 S-219 R2 3-Error Reverse. PCGS graded Good-4. A couple points sharper with many fine hairline scratches down the portrait and a couple small patches of very light verdigris on both sides. Rather glossy chocolate and steel brown. The date is bold, legends complete, and the 3 reverse errors clear. LDS, Breen state VIII. A pair of arcing die cracks are clearly visible at UNIT and the fraction, and the area at UNI is starting to rise as a retained cud. DWH #0266.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Enterprises) 9/6/81.

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$633
Lot 415
1801 NC-2 R7. Fine-15. Noyes Plate Coin. Slightly better where properly struck, but there is some weakness (as always on this variety) on the face and the opposing area below NT in CENT. Attractive glossy medium brown with light brown and tan toning in protected areas, especially on the obverse, and hints of reddish brown toning in the field before the face. The surfaces are smooth but do show a few nicks, the notable ones close under the T in LIBERTY, left of the base of the O in ONE, and close over the N in CENT. EDS, Breen state I, with sharp, strong die clashmarks at ES-OF. Finest of only 8 known. Called F15 net F12 by Noyes and CC#1, photo #20055. Bland says VG10 and CC#1. Both assessments appears very conservative, perhaps due to the slightly weak strike on the face and the opposing area under NT in CENT (which is consistently weak on all the known examples sharp enough to see those details). Removed from an NGC slab graded VF25 (NGC label included). This is the plate coin for the variety in the Noyes book. NGC Population 1; The only example graded at NGC for the variety. DWH #2564.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex C. J. Dochkus 12/18/56-Willard C. Blaisdell 2/75-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 12/93-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3259 (the Rasmussen pedigree and attribution are noted on the NGC label).

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$16,675
Lot 416
1801 NC-2 R7 Basal State-1+. The obverse is Fair-2 but the reverse is weaker with only the area at TES-OF and the upper wreath remaining visible. The date is easily readable, although the bottoms of the 180 fade into the rim. The portrait is virtually complete but LIBERTY is worn smooth. The planchet is smooth and glossy, just well worn. A dull nick on the rim where the L in LIBERTY would be is the only notable mark. Nice glossy chocolate brown, the highpoints a few shades lighter than the protected areas, and the contrast helps accent the remaining details. Very Early Die State, Breen state I. The strong clashmark at S-O is clear, and it does not reach the E, which means this was one of the earliest strikings (Breen mentions this in his discussion of die state I, but decided not to assign it a different die state designation). Called Basal State-1 but "choice" in both census lists. Bland says CC#8 of 8 while Noyes has it as tied for CC#7 of 8, his photo #25246. DWH #0246.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Sid Emerson (unattributed, as were all the cents in the "Table Top Collection" of large cents sold intact to Dan Holmes. Called the "Table Top Collection" because the large accumulation of large cents obtained from Sid Emerson of San Diego literally covered the kitchen table in the Holmes family residence as Dan went through them attaching Sheldon and Newcomb attributions. This was one of the really good ones in the group). 7/29/79.

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$2,645
Lot 417
1801 NC-5 R7+. About Good-3. Discovery Coin. Plated in Breen and Noyes. Slightly glossy medium brown and chocolate with darker olive brown toning in the protected areas. The surfaces are decent for the grade but not perfectly smooth with very fine granularity visible in the fields and protected areas, especially on the reverse. No verdigris and only a few minor contact marks, including a short, light hairline scratch in the center of the neck and two other faint ones that cross at the base of the E in CENT. The date is clear, although the bottom blends into the rim below. LIBERTY is faint, AMERICA is extremely faint, but the remainder of the legend is readable and some areas of the reverse are rather strong. A large retained cud break affects STATES, and this catastrophic die failure accounts for the extreme rarity of the variety (only 4 examples are known, and all have the huge reverse break). This broken reverse die was discarded ending the very brief marriage, and the virtually new obverse die was mated with the famous "3-error reverse" die to produce the S-219 die variety. This is the discovery coin for the variety. Called Fair-2 and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says Fair-2 and tied for CC#1 in his list, photo #20039 (although a photo comparison indicates the example offered here is the superior cent). This is the plate coin for the variety in the Noyes and Breen books. DWH #2808.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley (who discovered it at the Long Beach Show 6/3/87)-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:462-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 3/20/92-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:306-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:491-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$13,800
Lot 418
1801 S-220 R3 Error Fraction 1/000. VF-30. Close to VF35 in sharpness but there are a few light contact marks, including a few small nicks hidden in the hair right of the ribbon, a few more tiny ones in the field before the face, a very light rim bruise at the N in UNITED, and a dull nick-like planchet chip above the E in CENT, as struck. In addition, there is a tiny spot of very fine carbon in the field right of the neck. Frosty chocolate and steel with satiny luster in protected areas of the reverse. LDS, Breen state VII, with a cud break connecting AM to the rim above and cud breaks connecting the first 1 and 01 in the date to the rim below. The error fraction feature is bold. Called VF30 and tied for CC#4 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 and tied for CC#4, his photo #25166. Removed from a PCGS slab graded XF40 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Husak provenance). PCGS Population 1; the only example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3487.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Catherine Bullowa-Denis Loring 12/12/84-Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:473-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3260-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2223.

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$4,370
Lot 419
1801 S-220 R3 Error Fraction 1/000. Fine-12. Sharpness VF20 with very fine roughness covering much of both sides. No verdigris and only a few notable marks, including a nick across the bottoms of TY in LIBERTY and a dull nick on the C in AMERICA. Rather glossy dark olive and burgundy with steel brown toning on the highpoints, the lighter toning dominating on the obverse and the darker prominent on the reverse. LDS, Breen state VIII, with cud breaks under the date and another that joins AM to the rim above, plus a smaller one at the dentils over the A in STATES. DWH #3075.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex C. F. Gordon 1/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$748
Lot 420
1801 S-221 R2 Corrected Denominator 100 over 000. PCGS graded MS-63 Red & Brown. Noyes Plate Coin. Lustrous faded mint red mellowing to steel brown, at least 25% of the faded red remaining, especially on the obverse. Would rate a higher grade if not for some small spots of dark olive toning scattered about both sides. These are most evident on the cheek, in the field before the face, and around UNITED. A few of these dark spots appear to contain traces of very shallow verdigris or dark crud, but it takes a strong glass to see anything but the spots. Otherwise free of contact marks or other defects. Nicely struck E-MDS, Breen die state II, with faint die clashmarks in the field before the face and throat. The corrected fraction feature is bold (S-221 is the only variety with this feature for 1801, which makes this an especially important cent for major variety or "Redbook" collectors). Called MS63 and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says this one is MS60 net AU50 and CC#3, his photo #21534. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety. Our grade is MS60 Plus. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS63BN (NGC label included). PCGS population 1; Only 1 graded at PCGS. DWH #2827.
Estimated Value $30,000-UP.
Ex Joseph F. Carabin-Abe Kosoff 12/18/56-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 6/4/92-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS63BN (NGC label included).

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$57,500
Lot 421
1801 S-221 R2 Corrected Denominator 100 over 000. Good-6. Sharpness F12 with a half dozen light hairline scratches on the obverse and a rather strong scratch slanting from CE in CENT to the rim between IC in AMERICA. The surfaces are very slightly rough, but there is no verdigris. Retoned a slightly glossy chocolate and dark steel brown with splashes of reddish chocolate on the obverse. The date and legends are clear, and the corrected denominator is visible. LDS, Breen state VI, with a cud break connecting the tops of TA in STATES to the rim above. DWH #0249.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Sid Emerson 7/29/79.

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$192
Lot 422
1801 S-222 R1. EF-40. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with frosty light reddish brown toning in protected areas and faint specks of dark steel toning sprinkled about the obverse. No roughness or verdigris, only minor contact marks. There is a small planchet chip in the field near the dentils before the neck, as struck, plus some light nicks in the field under the hair ribbon and a line of microscopic ticks right of the F in OF. EDS, Breen state I. Die clashmarks from the dentils show over ERTY but the thin rim cud normally seen over IB has not formed. DWH #2806.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds 1997-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$3,680
Lot 423
1801 S-222 R1. VG-10. Attractive glossy steel brown with chocolate brown toning in protected areas. A small triangular planchet chip at the throat is the only notable defect. Softly struck at OF but everything else is strong and the date is bold. Extremely rare LDS, Breen state IV, with a strong cud break that connects NIT to the rim, tied for second finest of only 4 known in this terminal state. Called F15 net F12 by Noyes, photo #32409. DWH #3076.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Del Bland 4/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$1,323
Lot 424
1801 NC-4 R7. VG-8. Breen Plate Coin. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better but burnished and retoned a very glossy chocolate brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel. The only marks are some very tiny pits near the dentils left of the hair ribbon and a small pinprick between the bases of the B & E in LIBERTY. The date and legends are strong except for some weakness at the T in CENT due to an uneven strike. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety. It is also the discovery coin for the variety, although Sheldon waited until a second example turned up in 1963 before he confirmed it. Called VF25 net VG8 and CC#2 of 8 known in the Bland census. Noyes says VF20 net VG7 and also second finest of 8 known in his census, photo #20149. The CC#1 example in both census lists is only marginally superior to this piece. Removed from an NCS slab graded "VF details, burnished," and the NCS label is included. DWH #2566.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/54:344-Dorothy Nelson, Stack's 2/76:59-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 12/93-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3264 (the Rasmussen pedigree and attribution are noted on the NCS label).

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$7,763
Lot 425
1801 S-223 R1 Error Fraction 1/000. Fine-12. Attractive glossy chocolate and medium brown. Smooth surfaces displaying only tiny contact marks, including a small nick on top of the 8 in the date and a thin planchet void at the dentils left of the first S in STATES. MDS, Breen state III. A clear cud break at RTY connects the R & T to the rim above and extends down the right curve of the R. Removed from an NGC slab graded F15 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). NGC Population 2; 1 in VF; 1 in AU58; A total of 5 graded at NGC for the variety. DWH #2880.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19506.

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$1,035
Lot 426
1801 S-223 R1 Error Fraction 1/000. VF-30. Close to VF35 but there are a few too many light contact marks for the higher grade, including a couple tiny but fresh scratches that break the toning at the first 0 in the denominator. Very attractive glossy chocolate brown. The surfaces are smooth and display traces of frosty luster in protected areas. Very rare terminal die state, Breen state VI, with a large, bold cud break connecting the bust to the rim in addition to the smaller ones over IB and RTY. One of the finest known in this tough die state. DWH #3547.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex J. G. Macallister-Lee G. Lahrman, Abe Kosoff 2/1/63:226-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-1990 EAC Sale, lot 57-March Wells, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:601.

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$3,335
Lot 427
1801 NC-3 R6+ Error Fraction 1/000. VG-10. Noyes Plate Coin. Sharpness at least F15 but there are a dozen old pinscratches in the obverse fields, all nicely blending into the natural patina. Glossy dark olive brown with medium brown toning covering the highpoints, the two-tone appearance accenting the details and producing an attractive eye appeal in spite of the marks. The fields are covered with uniform microscopic roughness under the glossy patina, but there is no verdigris. Nicely struck EDS from perfect dies, as always. Tied for finest of 14 known examples. Noyes calls this cent F15 net VG8 and tied for CC#1, photo #21618. Bland also nets this one at VG8, and it is tied for CC#1 in his census. Your cataloger is convinced this example is the best of the lot, and it certainly offers the sharpest details. Plated in the Noyes book to represent the variety. Removed from an NCS slab graded "F details, obverse scratched," and the NCS label is included. DWH #2565.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co. #250, Part 4, 8/1964:202-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/11/77-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 12/93-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3263 (the Rasmussen provenance and attribution are noted on the NCS label).

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$9,200
Lot 428
1801 S-224 R1. VF-35. Frosty chocolate and dark steel brown with lighter reddish brown and tan showing in protected areas, especially around the portrait. The only marks are a dull pinprick in the field close to the throat, a thin diagonal nick low on the neck above the shoulder, and a small patch of very fine carbon at ES in STATES. EDS, Breen state I. Called VF35 net VF30 and tied for CC#8 in the Noyes census, his photo #39172. 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 #3488.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2227.

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$3,105
Lot 429
1801 S-224 R1. About Good-3. Close to G4 sharpness but covered with microscopic roughness. No marks or verdigris. Dark olive brown in protected areas and steel brown on the highpoints. The date is visible and legends mostly complete except for weakness at UNITED ST due to an uneven strike. MDS, Breen state III, with a cud break over AME connecting the M to the rim above. DWH #0269.
Estimated Value $25-UP.
Ex Sid Emerson 7/29/79.

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$115
Lot 430
1801 S-224 R1. VG-8 Plus. Sharpness VF20 but covered with uniform fine granularity and there are a dozen small but sharp rim cuts scattered around the reverse. No verdigris. Somewhat glossy dark steel and chocolate. Rare terminal die state, Breen state V, with a strong cud break at AME and a thin rim cud over the right side of the F in OF. DWH #2435.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Phil Boyle 6/66-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:186.

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$322
Lot 431
1802 S-225 R3-. AU-50. Sharpness very close to mint state but this cent was very lightly cleaned long ago, now retoned an attractive glossy dark chocolate and olive brown with traces of slightly lighter steel brown toning peeking through in protected areas on the reverse. Excellent eye appeal. The only marks are a small spot of very fine carbon near the dentils right of the Y in LIBERTY and a tiny planchet lamination just right of the fraction, as struck. E-MDS, Breen state III, with fine die cracks at UN and ES-OF. The die clashmarks are strong on both sides. Called AU55 and tied for CC#10 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 net EF40 and CC#11, his photo #29131. Removed from an ANACS slab graded MS Details, cleaned (ANACS label included). DWH #3520.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Richard Picker 12/60-C. Douglas Smith 1/74-Del Bland 1/79-G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/91:248-Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/17/96:215-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2228-Chris McCawley 11/9/08.

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$4,945
Lot 432
1802 S-225 R3-. Fine-12. Several points sharper but there is a barely perceptible bend in the planchet causing uneven wear that weakens LI in LIBERTY. Just a few minor nicks, including a rim nick at T in LIBERTY, plus a shallow depression in the cud break under the 0 in the date, as struck. Glossy chocolate and medium brown with some frosty golden light brown in protected areas of the reverse. MDS, Breen state V, with a strong cud break under the 802. DWH #2436.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Coins) 3/79-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:188.

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$322
Lot 433
1802 S-225 R3-. VF-25. Clipped Planchet. Sharpness VF35 or slightly better but there are a couple fine pinscratches in the field behind the head, a few other very faint ones elsewhere on the obverse, and a splash of very fine granularity in a reddish brown patch at and above the N in ONE. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth. The obverse is frosty steel brown and chocolate while the reverse is a rather glossy mottled mix of steel brown, olive, and reddish chocolate. M-LDS, Breen state VI, with a strong cud break under 802 that extends slightly to the right beyond the base of the 2. The arcing die crack at ES-OF is complete and there is a small but strong cud break above that F. In addition, there is an obvious arcing planchet clip touching the tops of IB in LIBERTY and obliterating the bottoms of the 10 in the denominator, as struck. Called EF40 net F15 by Noyes, his photo #32651. DWH #3078.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Babe Binette-Lillian Willins 11/88-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$949
Lot 434
1802 S-225 R3-. About Good-3. Nice glossy chocolate and steel brown. The surfaces are smooth and the only notable mark is a small chip or pinprick in the field over the hair ribbon. Just well worn. The date is easily readable although the bottom is worn into the rim below. LIBERTY is weak but readable while the fraction and most of UNITED are worn smooth. Terminal die state, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break covering most of ES-O. Extremely rare and possibly unique as this may well be the discovery coin, which Breen says was found in 1957. No others have been reported in this die state. Noyes lists this one as G4, his photo #23326. DWH #2549.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman-Chris McCawley 1/5/05.

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$949
Lot 435
1802 S-226 R3. VG-10. Sharpness F15 or slightly better with a half dozen rim nicks on the obverse, the notable ones at the bust tip and R in LIBERTY. Glossy chocolate brown. The date and legends are complete and strong. E-MDS showing a strong cud break under the 802. DWH #3265.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Rodney E. Heckman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:331.

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$230
Lot 436
1802 S-226 R3. AU-50. Frosty steel brown with satiny mint luster covering the fields and protected areas. Hints of very faded mint color are peeking through in a couple of the protected areas. No spots or stains, only microscopic contact marks. The best identifying marks are a tiny diagonal planchet chip in the field over the bust tip and another in the field below the right edge of the L in LIBERTY, both as struck. MDS, Breen state III. The cud break under the date is clear and the die crack at AMER extends to the left from the A into the field towards the adjacent F. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-4 while the reverse is more perfectly centered on the planchet. Noyes photo #60003. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU55 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Husak provenance). DWH #3489.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 2006-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2229.

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$7,763
Lot 437
1802 S-226 R3. Fine-12. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. Smooth and attractive, only trivial contact marks from choice. Late die state, Breen state IV. A strong die crack passes through BE in LIBERTY and along the profile to the tip of the nose then arcing through the field to the rim off the chin. DWH #3264.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Jack Robinson, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:330.

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$630
Lot 438
1802 NC-1 R5+. Good-5. Sharper by maybe a point but the planchet is not perfectly smooth, showing extremely fine porosity under strong magnification. The notable marks are a couple dull rim nicks over RT in LIBERTY, a fine hairline scratch up from the N in ONE, and a couple tiny marks around the F in OF. No verdigris. Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. Not perfect but decent for the grade. The date and legends are all clear, although not strong. Extremely rare EDS, Breen state I, without any trace of the bisecting obverse crack. In the uncracked state, the strong spike down from the bust right of the 2 provides a positive attribution point for this obverse die. DWH #1899.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:508.

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$776
Lot 439
1802 NC-1 R5+. EF-45. Plated in Breen and Noyes. Very attractive glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with frosty light brown and tan toning in protected areas, especially on the reverse where there is much original mint luster remaining. The surfaces are smooth and the obverse fields are slightly reflective and covered with fine vertical die polishing lines from a fresh die lapping. The only marks, and they are trivial, are a small planchet void in the field left of the lower end of the hair ribbon (as struck), a trail of microscopic abrasions in the field up from the bust tip (and these show only if you get the light at the right angle), and a light hairline scratch in the field left of the first S in STATES. LDS, Breen state IV. The bisecting obverse die crack is strong, extending from the rim over the B in LIBERTY down through the B and Ms Liberty to the rim under the bust. Outstanding eye appeal for this very rare variety. Called EF45 and CC#1 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU50 net EF45 and CC#1 as well, photo #21940. The next best is a VF30 that is followed by a F15, so the census drops off quickly following the coin offered here. This is the plate coin for the variety in the Noyes and Breen books. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU58 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution). PCGS Population 1; The only example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2810.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex C. Douglas Smith (purchased unattributed at a small New York City coin show in 1959) 6/60-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 4/22/92-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/02:1278-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$16,675
Lot 440
1802 S-227 R2. EF-45. Breen Plate Coin. Ten points sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned frosty reddish steel and chocolate with darker steel toning on the highpoints. There are a few small carbon spots hidden in the reverse designs, including two on the bottom of the C in CENT and another on the upper part of the left ribbon loop. Otherwise this cent is free of marks and the eye appeal remains decent. MDS, Breen state II, with strong die clashmarks on the obverse. Plated in the Breen book to illustrate the variety. Called AU55 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 net EF45 and tied for CC#7, photo #23204. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU53 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Husak provenance). PCGS Population 1; One finer in AU58 at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3490.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Alfred Bonard, Stacks 1/69:181-Stacks 12/22/71-George V. Nelson, Stacks 4/77:1067-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/2002:1254-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2230.

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$5,290
Lot 441
1802 S-228 R2 Error Fraction 1/000. VG-10. Sharpness VF20 but covered with far too many light contact marks for the sharpness grade. Traces of very fine verdigris show at ED and ST and in a few other places if you look very hard with a good glass. Slightly glossy chocolate brown, the reverse mixed with lots of reddish brown tones. E-MDS, Breen state II. Die rust is present on the bust over the drapery and minor die flaking is evident in the obverse fields. The error fraction is bold. DWH #2438.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:192.

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$276
Lot 442
1802 S-228 R2 Error Fraction 1/000. VF-35. Sharpness EF40 with a thin diagonal nick high on the neck and some very light contact marks in the field before the neck. These marks are trivial and are easily lost in the minor roughness created by the die scaling. Glossy steel and chocolate brown with traces of reddish chocolate toning in a few protected areas of the reverse. M-LDS, Breen state IV. An arcing die crack extends from the dentils over the first T in STATES to the rim over the O in OF and the obverse fields are covered with minor roughness from die flaking. The error fraction (1/000) is strong. Called EF40 and tied for CC#13 by Bland. Noyes says EF40 net VF35 and tied for CC#14, photo #28497. DWH #3081.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Norm Pullen 11/83-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$3,680
Lot 443
1802 S-229 R2+. VF-30. Newcomb Plate Coin. Glossy chocolate brown with darker olive brown toning covering much of the right side of the obverse. Smooth surfaces with only a few minor marks, including a small patch of very light pinscratches in the field close over the bust, a small nick on the rim at the T in UNITED, and a very tiny rim bruise at the second T in STATES. MDS, Breen state V. A pair of die cracks are present at ERTY and there is a fine die crack through the top of TES in STATES. The obverse is plated in the Newcomb book on the cents of 1801-1803. Called VF30 and tied for CC#11 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF35 net VF25 and tied for CC#13, his photo #25030. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU50 (NGC label included). Comes with a nice provenance. NGC Population 1; One finer AU-58 at NGC for the variety. DWH #2567.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-C. Douglas Smith-Ellen Enzler-Numismatic and Antiquarian Service Corp. of America 12/78:2635-unsold-Ellen Enzler-Joseph Lepczyk #56, 3/84:15-unsold-Ellen Enzler-Downie Lepczyk Auctions Ltd. #69, 8/86:1393-unsold-Ellen Enzler-Superior 1/90:429-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3275 (the Rasmussen provenance and attribution are noted on the NGC label).

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$2,300
Lot 444
1802 S-229 R2+. Good-4. Noyes Plate Coin. A few points sharper with patches of fine porosity, strongest in the hair left of the ear. There are a half dozen small pitmarks that contain greenish verdigris left of the C in CENT. Rather glossy steel brown and chocolate. The date is clear and the legends are nearly complete. Nothing special except for the die state, which is the extremely rare LDS, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break connecting TE in STATES to the rim above, plus a slightly sunken retained cud break over AME. This is the plate coin used to illustrate the die state in the Noyes book, his photo #22235. DWH #2439.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex John Ashby 5/81-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:193.

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$575
Lot 445
1802 NC-2 R6. VF-25 Plus. Breen Plate Coin. Five points sharper but there are light contact marks on both sides, including some light hairlines and tiny ticks scattered about the obverse, strongest in the hair under BE and under the earlobe, and a collection of tiny digs over EN in CENT. None of these marks is distracting and the eye appeal is very nice for the grade. The surfaces are smooth, free of corrosion or planchet flaws. Glossy dark olive brown and steel with lighter chocolate brown highpoints. The arc-shaped crack at BERTY is clear and the obverse die clashmarks are sharp. Called VF35 and CC#2 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF35 net VF20 and CC#2, photo #20780. The CC#1 example is impounded in the ANS museum, making this example the finest available to collectors by a wide margin, the next best grading only VG10 at best. This is the plate coin for the variety in the Breen book. DWH #2811.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Robert Friedberg (Gimbels coin department in New York City) 4/4/56-C. Douglas Smith 12/56-Dorothy Paschal 1/57-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 4/22/92-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/02:1279-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$10,350
Lot 446
1802 S-230 R1. Fine-12. Sharpness VF20 with several light rim bruises on both sides, strongest one just right of the date, plus some light contact marks scattered about the obverse. The notable mark is a planchet chip on the bottom half of the B in LIBERTY. Glossy chocolate brown with steel brown highpoints. E-MDS, Breen state III, with a faint die crack arcing up through LIBER. DWH #0262.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex Jim Fairfield 1/83-John D. Wright.

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$336
Lot 447
1802 S-230 R1. VF-20 Plus. Clipped Planchet. Sharpness VF30 but lightly cleaned, now retoned glossy dark olive and steel brown. There is an arc of lightly impressed dentils in the field left of the portrait, most likely post-striking, plus a small spot of raised verdigris near the dentils well above the bust tip. E-MDS, Breen state V. A fine die crack meanders through ST in STATES to the rim over the left side of the O in OF. A curved planchet clip (as struck) just touches the tops of ER in LIBERTY and nearly reaches the base of the 1 in the denominator. DWH #2440.
Estimated Value $350-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 1/92-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:194.

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$604
Lot 448
1802 S-230 R1. About Good-3. Sharpness VG7 with shallow porosity in the obverse fields and a rim dent over BER and a few others on the reverse. Glossy dark chocolate brown. The date is clear and legends nearly complete. M-LDS, Breen state VIII. The die is failing at the rim under the 18 in the date and additional fine die cracks have formed at the top of the reverse. DWH #0263.
Estimated Value $25-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Coins) 7/7/79.

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$52
Lot 449
1802 S-230 R1. Fine-15. Sharpness VF20 with a fine hairline scratch from the ribbon knot to the throat and a shorter one slanting down just right of the earlobe to the curl on the neck. Nice glossy chocolate and steel brown. Rare terminal die state, Breen state X, with a raised internal cud break involving the upper leaves of the wreath. DWH #2441.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Jim McGuigan-Del Bland 4/79-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:197.

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$1,323
Lot 450
1802 S-231 R1 Stemless Wreath. VF-30. Glossy olive brown delicately mottled with lighter chocolate tones on both sides. Smooth surfaces showing only a few trivial contact marks including a fine pinscratch below ICA and another under the fraction. MDS, Breen state IV. There is a fork extending down from the earlier crack in the field before the chin. The stemless wreath feature is obvious. Removed from a PCGS slab graded XF45 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the Stemless Wreath feature). DWH #3523.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley 11/9/08.

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$1,783
Lot 451
1802 S-232 R1. EF-40. Glossy chocolate brown with steel brown highpoints and traces of frosty, very faded mint color remaining in a few protected areas of the reverse. A tiny planchet flake at the dentils even with the top of the hair ribbon is the best identifying mark. MDS, Breen state IV. Three dentils are joined below the 1 in the date. Fine die cracks are visible at S-OF and AM. DWH #3082.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Jackson C. Storm 7/84-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$1,840
Lot 452
1802 S-232 R1. Fine-15. Nice glossy chocolate brown with smooth, nearly flawless surfaces. LDS, Breen state VII, with a strong cud break at ATE in STATES. DWH #2442.
Estimated Value $250-UP.
Ex John Ashby 3/81-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:200.

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$633



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