Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 54

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection - 1804-1814 including 66pc set
 
 
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Lot 529
1804 S-266a R4. Fine-15 Plus. Sharpness VF20 with a few light rim bruises, including one at ER in LIBERTY, another lighter one just left of the date, and another just left of the fraction. A small contact mark at the dentils just right of the date is the only other notable defect. Attractive glossy chocolate brown with some frosty lighter steel brown toning in protected areas of the reverse. Smooth, corrosion-free surfaces. Nicely struck EDS, Breen state I. Both dies are unbroken. Nice eye appeal for the grade in spite of the minor contact marks. DWH #3097.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Rawls, Stacks 6/70:1225-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$10,063
Lot 530
1804 S-266b R5. Fine-15. Sharpness close to VF20 with extremely faint roughness hidden under a glossy chocolate brown patina. There is a hint of darker olive brown toning in the field before the neck and a shallow diagonal nick in the field off the chin. No verdigris. Nice eye appeal. MDS, Breen state III, with a cud break at RTY but none at MERIC. DWH #3509.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex 2008 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/10/2008:376.

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$6,038
Lot 531
1804 S-266c R2. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Sheldon Plate Coin. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with darker steel toning in the field before the face and on the right edge of the reverse and frosty lighter brown toning covering the protected areas on both sides. A few very light vertical hairline scratches are located on the cheek and neck and a shallow pinprick shows in the field left of the upper end of the hair ribbon. There are traces of very shallow verdigris or crud around AMERICA plus a patch of extremely fine reddish roughness above TA in STATES and another in the leaves under the F in OF. Otherwise the surfaces are free of friction or other defects and the eye appeal is excellent. Sharply struck LDS, Breen state IV, with strong cud breaks over RTY and MERIC. The obverse fields are slightly reflective. Called MS60 net AU50 and finest known in both census lists, but this assessment was made before a thick layer of natural oxidation was carefully removed to uncover the underlying luster and bring out the real beauty of this outstanding cent. Our grade is AU58. This is the only 1804 cent awarded a mint state grade by any of the major grading services. As such, it is an essential part of any registry set of mint state large cents. The obverse is illustrated in Early American Cents, and both sides are plated in Penny Whimsy. Noyes photo #21370. PCGS Population 1; The finest of 3 graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2829.
Estimated Value $100,000-UP.
Ex William T. R. Jester-Thomas L. Elder 12/1914:13-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 1945-Sheraton Coin Co.-1947 ANA Sale, Numismatic Gallery #40, lot 882-Harold E. Whiteneck (Sheraton Coin Co.)-Copley Coin Co.-E. A. Rice-R. McAusland-Willard C. Blaisdell 2/16/75-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$661,250
Lot 532
1804 Restrike. MS-60. Frosty reddish brown with lighter brown in protected areas of the obverse and peeps of original red at the date. No spots, stains, or other defects. Late die state with both dies heavily lapped to remove rust leaving the central hair details missing or severely weakened. The reverse is rotated 15 degrees CCW from a perfect head-to-foot die orientation. An attractive example of this non-mint product made circa 1860 using scrap mint dies, the obverse from 1803 S-261 and the reverse from 1820 N-12. DWH #3458.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/10/08:1321.

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$1,380
Lot 533
1804 Restrike Uniface Reverse in Tin Judd-28 Rarity-8. PCGS graded MS-64. Frosty light silver fading to light silvery gray on the highpoints. Just a hint of friction on the highest points from mint state. Struck from a late state of the die (the 1820 N-12 reverse die, which reportedly was sold for scrap metal circa 1833 and subsequently lapped to remove rust and used privately in the 1860s to strike the 1804 "restrike" cents). A thin area in the planchet at RICA obliterates those letters. A nick on the leaf under T in CENT is the only post-striking mark of any significance. Only two uniface reverse examples are known, along with a single uniface impression from the obverse die used to produce these "restrikes." This reverse was also used to strike an 1810 cent on a similar tin planchet, so assigning this piece to the 1804 restrike is debatable. However, since the 1804 restrike obverse is known by a similarly struck uniface example and the 1810 restrike is not, the connection is logical. Weight 113.1 grains. Our grade is AU58. DWH #3245.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex the Honorable George M. Parsons-Henry Chapman 6/1914:348-Charles H. Shinkle-J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #278, 4/1932:3-Dr. James O. Sloss-Pennsylvania cabinet-Bowers & Merena 3/97:150-unknown-American Numismatic Rarities (via Chris McCawley) 8/18/2006.

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$8,913
Lot 534
1805 S-267 R1. MS-60 Plus. Lustrous steel brown and chocolate with traces of very faded mint red remaining in protected areas of the reverse. Lighter brown toning arcs down the left side of the reverse. The surfaces are satiny and the eye appeal is outstanding. The only marks are a few tiny ticks on the shoulder, a couple more in the hair over the ear, and another barely visible one on the front edge of the neck where it reaches the bust. These marks are well hidden and barely visible, even with the aid of a glass. A very attractive example for the grade, close to choice. Called MS60 and tied for CC#4 in the Noyes census, his photo #20691. Bland also says MS60 but tied for CC#5 in his list. M-LDS, Breen state III. There is a faint die crack that connects the tops of the A & M in AMERICA and dull die clashmarks are visible on both sides. Comes with a fantastic provenance. DWH #3515.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex Henry C. Miller-Thomas L. Elder 4/1917:801-"FR"-Colonel E. H. R. Green-Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.)-Barney Bluestone-Judge Thomas L. Gaskill, New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately) 11/56-Dorothy Paschal, New Netherlands Coin Co. #50, 12/1957:1254-Elliot Landau, New Netherlands Coin Co. #52, 12/1958:122-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:43-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/14/08:194.

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$16,100
Lot 535
1805 S-268 R3. AU-50. Plated in Breen and Noyes. Glossy chocolate and steel brown. The surfaces are perfectly smooth and quite attractive. The only marks are a short, light pinscratch near the dentils right of the date and a faint diagonal hairline scratch on the cheek. Otherwise this cent is flawless. MDS, Breen die state II, with faint die clashmarks at the throat but no die swelling on either side. This is the plate coin for the variety in the Breen and Noyes books on the series. Called AU50 net EF45 and finest known in the Noyes census, his photo #23075. Bland says AU50 and finest known by a full 10 points. This cent comes with a typed envelope from C. Douglas Smith where he states "Finest known by a goodly margin." Looks like his assessment has held up over the years. DWH #3516.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex W. G. Kimball 9/1893-Dr. Thomas Hall 9/7/1909-Virgil M. Brand-New Netherlands Coin Co., privately, 5/17/52-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman 9/1999-Tony Terranova & Chris McCawley 3/2000-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/14/08:195.

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$16,675
Lot 536
1805 S-269 R1 Pointed 1. PCGS graded MS-66 Brown. Plated in Penny Whimsy and Noyes. Highly lustrous bluish steel brown with peeps of faded mint red showing in some of the protected areas of the reverse. The satiny mint frost covers even the highest points of the design on both sides, and the eye appeal of this cent is outstanding. The only defects, and they are barely visible with a glass, are some tiny specks of dark toning in the field over the hair ribbon and another at the left top of the 8 in the date. The dentils are incomplete under the 0 in the date and at the opposing ones at the O in OF thanks to a very tiny planchet clip, as struck. M-LDS, Breen state IV, with a faint die crack through the base of the 180 in the date and a dull bulge in the field left of the lowest curl. Called MS65 "gem" and finest known in the Noyes census. Bland says MS61 and CC#1 as well. Although the census takers disagree on the exact grade of this cent, they do agree this is the only mint state example of the variety. Our grade is MS65. This is the plate coin for the variety in Penny Whimsy and the Noyes book, his photo #20647. PCGS Population 1; The finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2830.
Estimated Value $35,000-UP.
Ex Carl Wurtzbach (who said he used to lull himself to sleep looking at this coin)-Barney Bluestone 1948-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.

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$184,000
Lot 537
1806 S-270 R1. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Breen Plate Coin. Frosty medium brown with steel brown toning on the highpoints and a couple small splashes of darker olive toning at the lower curls. The surfaces are frosty and attractive, but there is a faint, disjointed diagonal hairline scratch from the drapery above the 0 in the date across the bust into the field before the neck. LDS, Breen die state IV. There are multiple sets of die clashmarks on both sides and delicate bulges in the field left of the lowest curl and at the 06 in the date. Called MS61 and tied for CC#2 honors in the Bland census. Noyes says MS60 net AU55 and tied for CC#6, his photo #31598. Our grade is MS60. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety. PCGS Population 1; Finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2831.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Dr. Henry W. Beckwith, S. H. Chapman 4/27/1923:36-William Festus Morgan, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #287, 6/1932:80-T. James Clarke 10/54-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Abe Kosoff 4/56:111-Harold Bareford 9/13/85-Herman Halpern, Stacks 3/88:256-John B. MacDonald 2/20/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.

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$32,200
Lot 538
1807 S-271 R1 Comet Obverse. PCGS graded AU-58. Choice glossy chocolate brown with smooth, nearly flawless surfaces. A few dull, light nicks on the lower part of the neck are the only defects, and they are not at all significant. This cent offers outstanding eye appeal in spite of very light wear on the highest points of the design. M-LDS, Breen state VI. The "Comet" break in the field behind the head is strong and the obverse fields show several additional raised linear defects parallel to the "Comet" flaw. The field below the hair ribbon has started to swell as well. A choice example of this popular "Redbook" variety. Our grade is EF40. PCGS Population 1; 1 in MS63 BN; 1 in MS64 BN at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3524.
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Heritage sale #1110, lot 58-Chris McCawley 11/9/08.

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$9,200
Lot 539
1807/6 S-272 R4+ Small Overdate 7 over 6. VG-10. Choice glossy medium brown and chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and the planchet is completely free of corrosion or verdigris. Only trivial contact marks, none notable. The best identifying mark is a small, faint spot of reddish brown toning at the hair under the upright of the R in LIBERTY. EDS, Breen state I. Both dies are unclashed and uncracked. The date and overdate are bold, and the legends are strong. A premium example of this rare and very popular "Redbook" variety, one of Dr. Sheldons "Famous Four." Called VG10 by Noyes and Bland. Bland has this one tied for CC#10 while Noyes says this one is choice for the grade and tied for CC#7, his photo #26626. Removed from an NGC slab graded VF25 (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). NGC Population 1; The finest graded at NGC for the variety. DWH #2891.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Gustave A. Olson-Samuel T. Freeman & Co., 11/68:158-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19615.

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$25,300
Lot 540
1807/6 S-273 R1 Large Overdate 7 over 6. EF-45. Five points sharper with a splash of very light roughness in a reddish olive stain on the 7 in the date extending to under the bust tip. The remainder of the planchet is smooth and very attractive. There are a few small, light contact marks on each side, including a dull nick in the field left of the middle curls and a dull, light nick on the lower half of the O in OF. Glossy chocolate brown with lots of frosty tan and light brown toning in protected areas and a small area of reddish chocolate toning at the dentils over ST in STATES. Nicely struck E-MDS, Breen state II. There are die clashmarks on both sides of the portrait and several short die lines have been added at IC in AMERICA. DWH #3207.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley, 2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:234. Comes with what appears to be an old Dr. French collection pillbox, but the cent and box may not be related.

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$6,325
Lot 541
1807/6 S-273 R1 Large Overdate 7 over 6. Fine-15. Slightly sharper but cleaned and retoning reddish steel brown and chocolate with splashes of darker olive toning on the obverse. Smooth surfaces with only a few trivial marks, including a tiny rim nick over the left side of the E in STATES. LDS, Breen state IV early, with a small but clear rim cud break at ST in STATES. This cud extends from just left of the S to above the center of that T while the latest state has this rim cud reaching from well left of the S to above the adjacent A. Breen lumps these distinctly different die states into his state IV. DWH #3208.
Estimated Value $200 - 200.
Ex Jan Edeburn, 2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:236.

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$380
Lot 542
1807 S-274 R2+. EF-45. Glossy chocolate and reddish steel brown with hints of frosty lighter brown toning faded down from mint color in protected areas of the reverse. The only marks are some shallow nicks or planchet chips in the center of the neck and a very tiny planchet chip high on the cheek under the left corner of the eye. Otherwise this cent is choice, free of any marks or other flaws. Sharply struck MDS, Breen state III. There are multiple sets of die clashmarks on both sides plus a couple fine die cracks at STA. The area at STA is starting to rise. A new discovery brought to light in 2005 and not yet seen by Noyes or Bland. CC#2 based on a photo comparison. DWH #3032.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex a new discovery from England-William Paul 1/06-Chris McCawley 3/06.

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$33,350
Lot 543
1807 S-275 R2 Large Fraction. EF-40. Sharpness AU50 but there are some light hairline scratches on the obverse, all inconspicuous and requiring a glass to find, plus a collection of very tiny pinpricks in the field off the upper end of the hair ribbon and a very small rim bruise above the bust tip. The only notable hairline scratch is a tiny one crossing the 7 in the date. There is a tiny, very shallow pitmark or planchet flaw hidden in the hair at the back of the head plus several more around the fraction and U in UNITED. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with frosty flowline luster covering the fields and protected areas. MDS, Breen state II, with a small cud break in the dentils left of the L in LIBERTY. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-4 which makes the dentil crumbling easily visible. Called AU50 net VF35 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, photo #20505. Bland says EF40 and tied for CC#5. DWH #2818.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Robert J. Kissner, Stacks 6/27/75:392-Ken Pines-C. Douglas Smith-Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:404-Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/17/96:282-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$4,140
Lot 544
1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction. VF-20. Reverse rotated 10 degrees CW. Sharper by at least 5 points but lightly cleaned, now retoned glossy dark bluish steel brown and chocolate. The only marks are a couple struck-through lines at the first S and AT in STATES. M-LDS, Breen state III, with a delicate bulge in the field left of the lowest curl. DWH #2361.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Stack's (Dr. Conway A. Bolt Sale) 4/21/66:122-"JCS" 7/84-John D. Wright 1/04.

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$604
Lot 545
1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction. Good-6. Reverse rotated 75 degrees CW. Sharpness VG10 with finely granular surfaces that have been lightly smoothed. No verdigris or contact marks, a shallow pitmark at the top of the L the best identifying defect. Slightly glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. E-MDS, Breen state II. Evidence of crumbling shows in the dentils over IBER, but there is no hint of swelling in the field left of the lowest curl. DWH #2362.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex H. W. Whitaker 7/81-John D. Wright 1/04.

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$109
Lot 546
1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction. Good-4. Reverse rotated 95 degrees CCW. Rather glossy chocolate brown. A shallow planchet chip on the Y in LIBERTY is the only notable mark. The date is clear and legends complete, although STA is weak. EDS, before any hint of swelling in the field left of the lowest curl. DWH #0330.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Enterprises) 9/6/81.

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$127
Lot 547
1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Reverse rotated 170 degrees CCW. Frosty golden light brown and tan faded down from mint color with darker steel brown highpoints. The surfaces are lustrous and the eye appeal is excellent. The only marks are a spot of darker toning in the hair right of the upper edge of the hair ribbon, a few very light nicks on the neck, and a dull nick down from the dentils left of the first S in STATES. MDS, Breen state IV, Iskra state III early, with delicate swelling near the dentils left of the lowest curl. The reverse is rotated 170 degrees CCW, nearly upset head-to-head rather than the usual head-to-foot orientation. Called MS60 net AU55 and tied for CC#4 in the Noyes census, his photo #20138. Bland says AU55 and tied for CC#4 as well. Our grade is About Uncirculated-58+, very close to Mint State-60. PCGS Population 2; None finer at PCGS for the variety. Comes with a long provenance that includes several legendary numismatists. DWH #3517.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Ex Joseph J. Mickley-W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:1989-Colonel Mendes I. Cohen-Edward Cogan 10/1875:1929-Abram S. Jenks-Edward Cogan 4/1877:728-S. H. & H. Chapman-Richard B. Winsor-S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:887-S. H. & H. Chapman-Major William Boerum Wetmore-S. H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:583-S. H. & H. Chapman-George Roebling, New Netherlands Coin Co. #59, 6/1967:1228-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:46-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/14/08:202.

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$19,550
Lot 548
1803-1807 Large Fraction Reverse from Unique Reverse Die. Known as the "1806" Restrike Pattern Judd-38a R8+ (Unique). Fair-2. 1806 Quarter muled with a Large Cent Reverse of the 1803-1807 Type with Large Fraction. Rather glossy chocolate brown. The date is weak but visible, and about two-thirds of the quarter design is clear. The lower half of the large cent reverse is visible, but the upper half is faint at best due to an uneven strike. There are some hairline scratches on both sides, strongest on the upper right side of the reverse. This piece was struck well after 1806 using two discarded dies (it was common at one time for the mint to sell old dies as scrap, and those dies sometimes fell into the hands of "creative capitalists"). The host coin is a well worn Turban Head large cent of the 1808-1814 design. This normal mint-produced cent was then overstruck using an 1806 Browning-5 quarter obverse die mated with a reverse die of the Large Fraction type used for large cents of 1803-1807. The 1806 quarter obverse is struck over the reverse of the host cent, with cent undertype clearly visible at the face of Ms Liberty. The Draped Bust large cent reverse was struck over the obverse of the host cent, but the only clear undertype remaining is the L in LIBERTY from the headband of the Turban Head large cent, and this is located under the E in UNITED. The 1806 quarter die shows evidence of extensive rusting around the stars and ribbon. The reverse die does not match any of the similar large fraction reverse dies used to strike any of the numerous varieties of large cents dated from 1803 to 1807, so it must have been an unused spare die made obsolete by the change to the Turban Head design at the end of 1807. It is easily differentiated from the known large fraction reverse dies by comparing the length of the fraction bar and the wreath stem that points to the U in UNITED. The fraction bar on this "new" reverse extends to above the center of the 1 in the denominator, and the wreath stem extends well over half way to the bottom of the U. Many additional differences can be found between this "new" die and the ones already familiar to us, but these are two of the more obvious ones. Both dies probably were obtained from the Mint as scrap sometime after 1816. Similar "restrikes" and improbable mulings were produced by Joseph Mickley using scrap dies obtained in this manner, and this piece may be a product of his whimsy. (The popular 1804 cent and 1811 half cent "restrikes" are two of the more famous Mickley products.) These and other discarded mint dies owned by Mickley were confiscated by the US Mint shortly before the auction of Mickleys collection in 1867. This unique piece has been known for a long time. It is listed by Judd as #38a in his book on US Pattern Coinage, and it is mentioned in the Scott/Taxay Comprehensive Catalog of US Coinage. Reported to be from FPL #3 of Empire Coin Company. DWH #2190.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Obtained as lot #2456 in the 6/3/2002 McCawley & Grellman/Superior auction.

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$10,063
Lot 549
1808 S-277 R2. EF-40. Turban Head. Sharpness EF45 or slightly better and choice except for a dull nick at the dentils over the L in LIBERTY plus a smaller nick in the dentils at star 3 and another at the bottom of the reverse. Very attractive glossy light brown and tan with steel brown highpoints. Great eye appeal in spite of the few small marks. MDS, Breen state IV. Star 1 is weak but visible, the weakness caused by die failure at the opposing area on the reverse. DWH #3393.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Syracuse Coin Shop-unknown-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$7,475
Lot 550
1808 S-278 R3. AU-55. Turban Head. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with traces of lustrous tan in protected areas of the reverse. The only marks are a tiny spot of planchet roughness at the dentils over star 6 and another just right of the date, both probably tiny planchet chips present before striking. Otherwise this cent is flawless with only a hint of friction on the highest points of the design and flowline luster covering the fields and protected areas on both sides. LDS with several thin rim cud breaks on the obverse, including one under the date extending to star 12. DWH #3394.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Bowers & Merena 11/02:400-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$16,100
Lot 551
1808 S-279 R1. AU-50 Plus. Turban Head. Very attractive frosty steel brown and chocolate with generous amounts of lustrous tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. No roughness or verdigris and only a few trivial contact marks, including a couple tiny nicks high on the neck at the jawline and another just right of star 7. Just a bit of very light wear on the highest points. Great eye appeal, very close to AU55. MDS, Breen state II late. DWH #3550.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Milton A. Holmes (no relation to Dan), Stacks 10/5/1960:1459-Norweb Collection, Bowers & Merena 11/14/88:2844-1997 ANA Sale (Heritage) 8/97:8147-March Wells, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:618.

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$9,488
Lot 552
1809 S-280 R2. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. Turban Head. Attractive lustrous light olive and chocolate brown with hints of bluish steel overtone in protected areas, especially on the reverse. A thin streak of darker olive brown toning from a minor impurity in the planchet crosses the bust tip and reaches the peak of the 1 in the date. The only sign of contact is a tiny pinprick in the field over the back of the head. There is a very light touch of rub on the highpoints of the obverse, and the reverse is mint state. Excellent eye appeal. MDS, Breen state VI, with a small incuse defect over the left upright of the M in AMERICA. Our grade is AU-58. Tied for CC#4 as MS60 in the Bland census. Noyes says MS60 net AU50 and tied for CC#7, his photo #28717. PCGS Population 1; None finer at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3395.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex France-Heritage 7/30/84-Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:384-Chris McCawley-Chris Kromer, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2301-Walsh Collection, Heritage 1/06:3030-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$18,975
Lot 553
1810/09 S-281 R1 Overdate 10 over 09. EF-45. Turban Head. Five points sharper but there is a faint vertical hairline scratch down through the left point of star 6 and a couple more even fainter ones at NE and NT in ONE CENT. Otherwise this cent is choice and offers outstanding eye appeal for the grade. Very attractive glossy steel brown and chocolate with frosty tan and light brown covering the protected areas, the lighter color dominating the obverse. A short, thin streak of darker olive toning passes down the neck from the jawline to the curl below. The fields and protected areas are covered with flowline luster. LDS, Breen state IV, with die clashmarks on both sides and flowlines drawing the stars to the rim. The overdate is weakened by die wear but remains visible. Noyes photo #39447. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU55 (PCGS label included). DWH #3396.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex James G. Macallister 1945-Benson collection, Goldbergs 2/01:378-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$7,763
Lot 554
1810 S-282 R2. AU-50 Plus. Turban Head. Breen Plate Coin. Lustrous blend of frosty tan faded down from mint color mixed with light chocolate brown. Great eye appeal, just a hint of wear on the highpoints and only a few trivial marks. The only notable defect is a small, shallow planchet flake at the dentils over the second A in AMERICA, as struck. Close to AU55. MDS, Breen state III. Flowlines are starting to draw the stars to the rim and clashmarks are visible inside the wreath right of ONE and CENT. The reverse is slightly misaligned to K-1.5 while the obverse is reasonably well centered on the planchet. Plated in the Breen book to illustrate the variety. Called AU50 and tied for CC#9 in the Bland census. Noyes says AU55 net AU50 but tied for CC#5, his photo #37373. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU58 (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Husak provenance). PCGS Population 1; The only one graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #3497.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Dorothy Paschal 1973-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:418-Tony Terranova-Herman Halpern, Stacks 3/16/88:269-Julian Leidman-Martin Paul-Jack Beymer-1994 ANA Sale, Heritage 8/94:6182-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/08:2287.

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$13,800
Lot 555
1810 S-283 R2. EF-40. Turban Head. Frosty dark steel brown mottled with some splashes of dark chocolate toning on the obverse. Satiny mint luster remains in protected areas, especially on the reverse where there are hints of very faded underlying mint color right of the T in CENT. No roughness or notable signs of contact. E-MDS, Breen state II. There is a small gap between the dentils at star 5 nearly to star 6, and there are clear die clashmarks close behind the head. A raised ridge at the dentil tips shows clearly at S-OF-AM. Called EF45 net VF35 and CC#11 in the Noyes census, photo #25544. DWH #3105.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Harley G. Miller (Wollenberg, West Germany) 10/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$3,105
Lot 556
1810 S-284 R3. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown. Turban Head. Plated in Sheldon and Noyes. Choice glossy chocolate brown with frosty lighter golden brown toning in the protected areas, especially on the reverse where there are hints of faded mint color are mixed in with the frosty lighter golden brown toning. A splash of slightly darker chocolate brown toning on the chin and front edge of the neck into the field at left offers an easy identifying mark for this cent. Choice except for four tiny nicks around the second 1 in the date plus another tiny one off the left end of the base of the first 1 and another in the field over the head. None of these marks is significant and the eye appeal of this piece is outstanding. Nicely struck EDS, Breen state I, from perfect, unclashed dies. The obverse is slightly off center to K-4.5 and the obverse is off even less to K-1.5 (which is the same direction, so this piece was struck very slightly off center rather than from misaligned dies). Called MS63 by Bland and finest known of the die variety. Noyes says MS60 and CC#3, his photo #20044. Our grade is MS62. This cent is plated in Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and in the Noyes book to illustrate the variety. PCGS Population 1; The finest of only two graded for the variety at PCGS. DWH #2846.
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16//96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$149,500
Lot 557
1810 S-284 R3. AU-50. Turban Head. Sharpness closer to mint state and the eye appeal is outstanding, but a strong glass reveals a few very faint horizontal hairline scratches above and below CENT plus a couple more even fainter ones in the field left of star 10. The obverse is choice lustrous light to medium steel brown with slightly darker steel brown highpoints and a hint of reddish steel brown toning on the lips. The reverse is glossy chocolate brown with lustrous lighter steel brown covering the protected areas. M-LDS, Breen state III, with die clashmarks visible on both sides. Called MS60 net AU50 and tied for CC#7 in the Noyes census, his photo #34004. DWH #3398.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Julian Leidman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/14/03:815-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$8,625
Lot 558
1810 S-285 R2. EF-45. Turban Head. Lustrous chocolate and olive brown mixed with frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas and hints of lighter greenish olive around the stars behind the head. The eye appeal is excellent and the only mark is a faint "1412" neatly inked into the field under the wreath. M-LDS, Breen state III, with die clashmarks inside the wreath right of ONE and CENT. DWH #3399.
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Alto collection-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/29/05:1491-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$4,255
Lot 559
1811/0 S-286 R3 Overdate 1 over 0. PCGS graded AU-58. Turban Head. Lustrous chocolate and lighter brown, the reverse predominately the lighter color showing traces of faded mint red in protected areas around STAT. Sharply struck and very attractive, just a hint of friction on the highest points from mint state. The only marks, and they are trivial, are a faint scuff in the field at the dentils over the head, a spot of extremely faint roughness in the field midway between the throat and star 2, and a barely visible speck of reddish carbon at the dentils under the final digit in the date. E-MDS, Breen state II, with blurry die clashmarks inside the right edge of the wreath. Called AU55 net AU50 and tied for CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #38132. Bland says AU55 and alone at CC#1. Either way, this is as good as it gets for this scarce and very popular "Redbook" overdate variety. Our grade is AU55. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS61BN (NGC label included, and it shows the Rasmussen provenance). NGC population 1; 1 finer in MS62; 1 finer in MS63 at NGC for the variety. PCGS population 1; Finest graded at PCGS. DWH #3400.
Estimated Value $50,000-UP.
Ex Steinmetz 7/94-Denis Loring 7/94-J. B. MacDonald 8/99-Wes Rasmussen, Heritage 1/13/05:3348-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$66,125
Lot 560
1811 S-287 R2. PCGS graded MS-66 Red & Brown. Turban Head. Sheldon Plate Coin. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with underlying very faded mint red remaining in the protected areas, mostly on the reverse. Satiny mint luster covers both sides, and the only defect is a tiny speck of carbon or verdigris tucked against the left edge of the lower point of star 11. Nicely struck E-MDS, Breen state I, without any clashmarks or swelling. The obverse is very slightly misaligned to K-10 and the reverse is off center by a similar amount to K-1. Called MS63 choice and CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #20090. Bland says MS61 and tied for CC#4. Our grade is MS63. This is the plate coin for the variety in Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. A very attractive cent that comes with a long, distinguished provenance. PCGS Population 1; The only example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2847.
Estimated Value $50,000-UP.
Ex Henry C. Miller-Thomas L. Elder 4/1917:812-Henry Chapman-Colonel E. H. R. Green-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.)-Arthur C. Fritz-Rudolph Khol-Federal Coin Exchange FPL 1952-1954 ANA Sale, Federal Coin Exchange, lot 1032-Dr. James O. Sloss 9/58-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Abe Kosoff 10/59:113-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/64:46-F. E. Knoble-Lester Merkin 4/70:426-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks-Stacks 3/86:838-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.

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$89,125
Lot 561
1812 S-288 R2 Large Date. AU-50. Turban Head. Sharpness very close to mint state but there are a few short pinscratches at stars 6 & 7 and above the head, plus another up from the E in LIBERTY to the top of the head. None of these marks is especially distracting, but there are too many to ignore. Attractive frosty steel brown with a splash of darker steel brown toning at CE in CENT and light bluish steel overtones in protected areas. The surfaces are satiny and the eye appeal is excellent in spite of the minor marks. M-LDS, Breen state III. The dentils are clearly fused at stars 1-3 and at star 6. The obverse is properly centered on the planchet but the reverse is off a bit to K-11. Called MS60 net EF45 and tied for CC#12 in the Noyes census, his photo #22010. DWH #3110.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Jack Beymer 8/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$7,475
Lot 562
1812 S-289 R1 Large Date. EF-45. Turban Head. Lustrous dark steel brown and chocolate delicately blended with frosty lighter steel brown toning thats mostly confined to protected areas. The only marks are a few insignificant and barely visible ticks in the field over stars 1 & 2 and a single light nick in the field over the center of the head. LDS, Breen state IV. Die clashmarks are clearly visible and the legends flow toward the dentils on both sides. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU55BN (NGC label included). DWH #3403.
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$9,200
Lot 563
1812 S-290 R1 Small Date. VF-35. Turban Head. Sharpness EF45 but covered with myriad microscopic hairlines and there is a tiny pitmark left of star 13. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and free of defects. Frosty bluish steel brown and chocolate with traces of frosty light brown toning in protected areas of the obverse. Sharply struck E-MDS, Breen state II. The dentils are still crisp but there are die clashmarks inside the wreath. The obverse is nicely centered on the planchet while the reverse is off a bit to K-1. DWH #3111.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Jim Frans (Holland, Michigan) 11/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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$2,530
Lot 564
1812 S-290 R1 Small Date. AU-50. Turban Head. Very attractive glossy medium brown with chocolate toning on the highpoints and frosty tan in some of the protected areas. The only marks are a few trivial ticks in the obverse fields, a short pinscratch on the jawline, and very faint traces of carbon dusted at the dentils over the back of the head. Sharply struck MDS, Breen state III, with strong die polishing lines covering the obverse fields and minor die roughness at F-AME. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU58 (PCGS label included). DWH #3404.
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Heritage 7/02:5866-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$6,900
Lot 565
1812 S-291 R2+ Small Date. EF-40. Turban Head. Choice glossy chocolate brown with frosty light brown and tan toning in protected areas. Virtually flawless surfaces, only trivial microscopic marks on a perfect planchet. M-LDS, Breen state III. A faint die crack passes along the bottom of the date and the earlier cracks through the stars are clear. DWH #3405.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 7/04-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$3,335
Lot 566
1813 S-292 R2. AU-50. Turban Head. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with satiny lighter brown in protected areas, especially on the reverse. The planchet and surfaces are flawless. The only marks are a light rim nick at RI in AMERICA and another at the bottom of the reverse. Sharply struck EDS, Breen state II. A premium Turban Head cent with outstanding eye appeal. DWH #3551.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Herman Halpern, Stacks 3/16/88:279-March Wells, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:639.

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$11,500
Lot 567
1813 S-292 R2. VF-35. Turban Head. Glossy dark steel and olive brown with frosty flowline luster covering the fields and protected areas. No contact marks and only very light wear on the highpoints. The only defects are some extremely tiny specks of medium brown carbon sprinkled over the reverse, and it takes a strong glass to see them. Excellent eye appeal. M-LDS, Breen state IV, with die flowlines drawing the legends toward the rim on both sides. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU50 (NGC label included). NGC Population 1; 4 finer; 2 in AU55; 1 in AU58; 1 in MS63 at NGC for the variety. DWH #3406.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$2,415
Lot 568
1813 S-293 R2. EF-40 Plus. Turban Head. Very close to EF45 with excellent eye appeal. Frosty medium steel brown with lustrous tan and light steel brown toning covering the protected areas and much of the field on both sides. The only marks are a very light rim bruise at NI in UNITED and a tiny planchet chip (as struck) at the dentils below the tip of the wreath ribbon, plus an even smaller planchet chip near the dentils above the head. M-LDS, Breen state IV. Both dies are heavily worn, especially on the reverse where the top of the legend outside the wreath is merging with the rim. DWH #3407.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Doug Bird-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$3,048
Lot 569
1814 S-294 R1 Crosslet 4. AU-58. Turban Head. Choice lustrous light golden brown with chocolate brown toning on the highpoints, a color that is much lighter than normally found on the cents of this year. The only mark of any kind is a small splash of reddish chocolate brown toning on star 12. The surfaces are satiny and the eye appeal is outstanding in every respect. Just the lightest touch of friction on the highest points from mint state. M-LDS, with die clashmarks on both sides and radial die flowlines covering the fields. DWH #3408.
Estimated Value $8,000-UP.
Ex George F. Seavey-William H. Strobridge 1873:399-Lorin G. Parmelee-New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:892-unknown-from Europe-New Netherlands Coin Co. #56, 6/62:537-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. (via Richard Picker)-New Netherlands Coin Co., 11/14/73:608-Dr. James E. Dice (via E. M. Seneca, Jr.)-Stack's 3/19/86:839-Andrew M. Hain, Stack's 1/2002:757-Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/3/2002:2460-Chris McCawley-unknown-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$9,200
Lot 570
1814 S-295 R1 Plain 4. AU-58 Plus. Turban Head. Choice lustrous light steel brown and tan with darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. Great color for an 1814 cent. The luster and eye appeal of this cent are consistent with a choice mint state example, but a strong glass reveals a hint of rub on the highest points of the design. The only marks are a dull scrape on the inner point of star 4 and a small swipe of chocolate toning between star 12 and the adjacent dentils. Sharply struck E-MDS, Breen state VI, with an arcing die crack from the dentils through star 11 and the lowest curl extending through the bust and the 8 in the date to the rim below. Crumbling has not formed on star 11 or the throat. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS63BN (NGC label included, and the attribution shown on the label is S-294 rather than the correct S-295). For the correct Sheldon Number the pop report should be Pop 1; 2 in MS64 BN. DWH #3409.
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$12,075
Lot 571
  Doctor Sheldon's 66-Piece Color Set consisting of 6 Colonials and 60 Large Cents in a Custom Display Case. This set was assembled by Dr. Sheldon to display a variety of colors and grades for Early American Coppers. It was sold intact by the good doctor to Dan Holmes on 31 March 1976. Most of the pieces are corroded to some extent, the various types and strengths of oxidation resulting in a variety of natural colors (although a couple appear to have been recolored). A few of these pieces, however, have smooth planchets with attractive color and surfaces. The colors range from dark shades of olive, chocolate, and steel brown to lighter shades of brown and tan with various reds and greens blended into the mix. Dr. Sheldons purpose behind building and displaying this set was to show the color variations you can expect to encounter in these old coppers. It appears he achieved his objective. The colonials include a 1773 Virginia Halfpenny VG7, 1785 Nova Constellatio Crosby 2-A (rarity-6) VG10, 1787 Fugio Cent Newman 9-P VG8, 1787 Fugio Cent Newman 7-T F12, 1787 Nova Eborac with Reverse Figure Seated Left G5, and a 1788 Massachusetts Cent Ryder 12-M in About Good-3. The Large Cents include a 1793 S-1 Chain AMERI Fair-2+, 1793 S-14 Liberty Cap AG3, 1794 S-65 G4+, 1794 S-71 VG10, 1794 S-32 VF20, 1794 S-25 G5, 1794 S-22 VF35 (Choice glossy light brown with doubled edge lettering from a second pass through the Castaing Machine, and the two sets of lettering are separated by 20-30 degrees of rotation.), 1794 S-41 VG8 (Blundered edge reading ONE HUNDRED A DOLLAR), 1794 S-41 F12, 1795 S-78 VF30, 1795 S-78 VG7, 1796 S-81 G4, 1796 S-89 VG8, 1796 S-115 VG7, 1797 S-138 G5, 1797 S-120a Gripped Edge VG7, 1798 S-167 VG7, 1798/7 S-151 G6, 1798 S-187 F12, 1798 S-147 G6, 1800/179 S-194 VG7, 1800 S-207 VG8, 1800 S-212 VG8, 1800 S-212 VG10, 1801 S-220 (1/000) VG8, 1801 S-216 G6, 1801 S-222 VG8, 1802 S-239 LDS F12, 1803 S-249 (100/000) VG10, 1805 S-269 VG8, 1806 S-270 VG8, 1807 S-274 F15, 1807 S-271 Comet VG7, 1808 S-277 LDS VG8, 1810/9 S-281 VG8, 1812 S-289 VG8, 1812 S-291 VG10, 1817 N-3 VG8, 1817 N-13 VF20, 1818 N-5 VG10, 1819 N-10 VG10, 1820/19 N-1 G5, 1821 N-1 VG10, 1821 N-2 G5, 1822 N-1 F12, 1822 N-4 F12, 1823 N-2 VG8, 1824/2 N-1 VG10, 1835 N-3 F15, 1825 N-8 F15, 1825 N-7 F12, 1826/5 N-8 F15, 1827 N-11 VG8, 1829 N-6 VG8, 1830 N-5 VF20, 1830 N-2 VF25, 1832 N-3 F15, 1832 N-3 F12, 1834 N-2 F12, 1840 Small Date G6. All grades listed are net. Most of these 66 pieces are sharper with some level of corrosion ranging from faint to moderately heavy. Obviously some of these cents are significant and quite valuable in their own right, but it was Dr. Sheldons intent they should stay in the color set as a 66-piece unit. Dan Holmes asks that the buyer of this lot honor the good doctors wishes and keep the set intact as Dan has done for over 30 years. Housed in a flat leather case, the coins in individual pill boxes, 6 rows of 11 boxes that fit perfectly into the case. The coins are arranged in the order in which they were received in this case from Dr. Sheldon. Included is an inventory sheet that lists the Noyes photo number for each coin, plus a foil pressing of each piece in the display. Lot of 66 coins plus related materials. DWH inventory numbers 1940-2005 in order.
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
Purchased directly from Dr. Sheldon 3/31/76.

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$37,950






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