Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 60

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection of Large Cent Errors
 
 
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Lot 369
1794 S-24 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center with Planchet Clip. A bit sharper with some minor roughness and a few contact marks including a pair of dull nicks at the eye. Traces of waxy dark greenish verdigris can be found in the roughened areas, but it is not distracting. Rather glossy dark olive brown. LDS with heavy swelling in the center of the reverse that obliterates ONE CENT. This piece was double struck. The first impression was centered on the planchet and the second was 10-15% off center to K-11.5 creating two dates. The second date is weak but easily readable and the 4 from the first strike is clearly visible under the bust tip of the second impression. Additional evidence of the initial strike is visible on both sides. There is a curved planchet clip under the date area as well, so this is a double mint error. Not the most attractive cent in this sale to be sure, but how often is a clearly double struck 1794 cent with 2 dates available in any grade?
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg's 9/14/08:306.

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Lot 370
1794 S-28 R2 EF45. Misaligned Dies on Egg-Shaped Planchet. Lustrous steel brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown toning in the protected areas. Great surfaces and eye appeal, but the strike is abnormal. The dies were misaligned with the obverse off center to K-11.5 and the reverse off to K-9. In addition, the die faces were not parallel (axial misalignment) causing the bottom of the obverse and top of the reverse to be softly struck. The 94 in the date is faint but visible and the 17 is gone (was never there). The opposing legend at ATES OF is very weak as well. Interestingly, the planchet is thicker in the weakly struck area and thinner in the well struck part, just the opposite of what you see when the planchet is at fault (tapered planchet). This happened because the non-parallel die faces squeezed the planchet unevenly. Somehow the planchet ended up out-of-round, similar to a squatty egg. A beautiful and really interesting mint error. LDS, Breen state VIII.
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$6,613
Lot 371
1794 S-31 R1 G6. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip/Blundered Edge Letters. Glossy light to medium brown. The obverse is slightly sharper than the reverse, as usual. Smooth surfaces and no notable marks. Struck on a planchet with a rather large straight-edge clip (end of strip) at K-7 to K-9 on the obverse and over D-STAT on the reverse. This clip affected the Castaing machine which couldn't grip the planchet evenly in the clipped area, the result being a very large space between HUNDRED and FOR. The clip is positioned between the two words, and the edge lettering opposite the clip (LAR O) is missing (and would have been jammed together anyway due to the slippage). A decent lower-grade example of a straight-edge clip error. The blundered edge lettering is an expected bonus. DWH #2284.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 5/10/2000-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:6.

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$633
Lot 372
1794 S-56 R3 Office Boy Reverse VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F12 with several dull, very old scratches at the throat, a few more behind the portrait, and some shallow pitmarks under the cap. Glossy chocolate brown with greenish olive verdigris in the pitmarks and around TA in STATES. The date and legends are clear where contained on the planchet. Struck 15% off center to K-2. DWH #3259.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex 1976 EAC Sale, lot 2432 (plated in sale catalog)-Denis Loring-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1985 EAC Sale, lot 57-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:266.

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$4,255
Lot 373
1795 S-76b R1 Plain Edge VG7. Broadstruck. Glossy light chocolate and steel brown. Smooth and attractive. The only notable mark is a rim dent left of the cap. The date and LIBERTY are strong but portions of the reverse legend are weak or missing thanks to an uneven strike. MDS. Broadstruck (struck outside the restraining collar) allowing the planchet to flatten out more than normal, and the strike was slightly off center to K-9. The diameter is a full 30 millimeters versus the normal 28.5 millimeters.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2002 ANA Sale, 8/1/02:2474.

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$529
Lot 374
1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge F15. Double Struck with Rotation. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. The only marks are a couple faint hairline scratches in the field left of the lower curls and a small rim nick over the E in STATES. The planchet is nice and smooth on the obverse, but very fine roughness covers the fields on the lower half of the reverse. Boldly double struck with an 80 degree clockwise rotation between the two obverse strikes (CCW on the reverse, of course). The date from the initial strike is clearly visible in the field off the chin, and ample strong undertype is visible elsewhere on both sides. MDS, Breen state III. An attractive cent and a very impressive error strike. DWH #0104.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Dr. Charles L. Ruby, Superior 2/11/74:664-unknown-1989 EAC Sale, lot 52.

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$5,520
Lot 375
1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge VG10. Double Struck with Rotation. Attractive glossy chocolate brown. Virtually perfect except for a small patch of shallow roughness near the dentils left of the lower curls. Boldly double struck, and both impressions were centered on the planchet but rotated 120 degrees between the impressions. There are two bold, complete dates: the normal one and another before the nose and forehead. Ample strong evidence of both strikes remains on the reverse as well, and the legend outside the wreath reads UNITED STATES OF AMATESCA with an extra fraction and ribbon at ST in STATES. A fantastic error with outstanding eye appeal in spite of the small patch of roughness. LDS.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
From the Davy Collection. Ex Robert Steinberg 11/10/70.

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$3,335
Lot 376
1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge NGC graded VF25. Off Center with Planchet Clip. Frosty dark steel brown and chocolate, the devices a few shades lighter than the fields. The surfaces are decent but a good glass reveals some very fine roughness and a few traces of minor verdigris. The only notable contact mark is a pinch or scuff on the dentils before the face. Struck 5% off center to K-9. In addition, there is a curved planchet clip at K-7.5 that reaches inside the dentil tips and touches the tops of ST in STATES. E-MDS, Breen state II. Our grade is VF20 sharpness, net F12.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$1,265
Lot 377
1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge F15. Heavyweight Planchet with Curved Clip. Ten points sharper but there is a patch of very fine roughness at the top of the cap and LIB with similar roughness covering the bottom of the reverse. Traces of reddish verdigris are nestled into protected areas around the fraction and wreath ribbon. No significant contact marks. Glossy dark steel and olive, the obverse displaying more gloss than the reverse. A curved planchet clip is located opposite the face and above MER. In spite of the minor clip, the planchet weighs 182.4 grains versus the standard of 168.0 grains for the thin planchet large cents. E-MDS, Breen state II.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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Lot 378
1796 S-82 R5 Liberty Cap VG10. Off Center. Sharpness VF25 or better but covered with moderate granularity. No verdigris, but there is a relatively strong scratch slanting through the fraction to just below the C in CENT. Dark olive and steel. Struck 5-10% off center to K-10.5. The date is bold and the legends are readable, although UNITED is weak. EDS, Breen state I.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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Realized
$483
Lot 379
1796 S-83 R4 Liberty Cap G5. Flipover Double Strike. Glossy very dark olive and steel with chocolate toning on the high points, the contrast helping bring out the details. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth with microscopic roughness under the glossy patina. No verdigris or marks. Double struck. The first strike was slightly off center to K-11. The planchet was then reinserted into the press (flipped over) and struck normally. Much clear undertype is visible on both sides, including a complete 1796 date on the reverse where RICA would normally be located. A dramatic mint error with 2 full dates. Removed from an ANACS slab graded G6 (ANACS label included, and it shows the attribution and flipover double strike feature). DWH #3412.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:165.

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$1,006
Lot 380
1796 S-84 R3 Liberty Cap G6. Off Center. A couple points sharper with fine granularity under a mostly glossy dark olive and steel brown patina. No verdigris, and the only significant marks are a dig at the rim left of the cap and a trio of smaller nicks near the rim left of the lower curls. EDS, Breen state I. Struck 5-10% off center to K-4.5 leaving the bottom of the 6 off the planchet. The remainder of the date and legends are clear. Removed from an NCS slab graded "VG details with environmental damage" (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2854.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex R. S. Brown, Jr., 3/18/77-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19257.

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$633
Lot 381
1796 S-91 R3 Liberty Cap VG7. Clipped Planchet. A few points sharper but covered with fine to moderate roughness. Slightly glossy very dark steel and olive brown. No notable marks or verdigris, but there is a curved planchet clip opposite the mouth and chin, as struck, and the clip reaches inside the dentil tips on both sides. The date and legends are clear. DWH #2679.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/29/05:1244.

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$506
Lot 382
1797 S-128 R3 M over E in AMERICA VG7. Off Center. Glossy dark steel brown with olive brown toning in protected areas. Smooth and attractive with only trivial marks and no corrosion. A shallow planchet chip on the back of the neck is the only notable defect. Struck 25% off center to K-7 leaving the date completely off the planchet. The M over E feature, however, remains visible. DWH #3261.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex 1983 EAC Sale, lot 183-Bill Noyes 3/29/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:290.

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$1,035
Lot 383
1797 S-137 R2 PCGS graded F12. Double Struck with Rotation. Slightly glossy very dark olive and steel, nearly black. Covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or contact marks. Double struck. The first strike was 10% off center to K-7.5 and the second was 5% off center to K-6 and rotated 140 degrees CW relative to the first. Strong evidence of each strike shows on both sides, including two complete, clear dates. An impressive error strike, but the imperfect surfaces are a distraction. EDS, Breen state I. Our grade is F15 sharpness net VG8.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$978
Lot 384
1797 S-138 R1 F12. Double Struck. Sharpness VF20 with several light rim bruises on both sides, and most of these have been smoothed to minimize the distraction. The notable ones are left of L in LIBERTY and over AM. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. E-MDS, Breen state III. Double struck, but the offset is only a half millimeter. The doubling is clearest on the date, back of the head, and at TED STATES. DWH #0166.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Ed Kucia 9/3/88.

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$891
Lot 385
1797 S-139 R1 PCGS graded AU58. Double Struck Slightly Off Center with Rotation. Choice glossy chocolate brown with very attractive surfaces. Nearly flawless. The only marks are a couple tiny pinpricks in the field behind the head and another close over the right top of the E in CENT. Boldly double struck. The first strike was 5% off center to K-10 while the second was centered on the planchet and rotated 30 degrees CCW relative to the first impression. Much of the date from the first strike is clearly visible left of the second date. Additional strong evidence of the first strike shows on both sides, and the legend outside the wreath reads "UNITEDSTATTATES A AMERICA". M-LDS, Breen state IV, with die cracks and minor swelling on both sides. A beautiful cent and a remarkable mint error. Our grade is EF40+, close to EF45. The PCGS label mentions the error and calls it "Double Struck in Collar".
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Stack's (privately) 9/15/99-Michael Arconti-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:29.

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$10,925
Lot 386
1797 S-139 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center. Sharpness VG10 but covered with very fine roughness on all but the high points, which are smooth. No verdigris and only a few minor contact marks, including a couple hairline scratches hidden in the natural patina on the head. Slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown with darker olive brown toning in the fields and protected areas. Double struck. The first impression was 25% off center to K-8 and the second was centered on the planchet. The date of the first strike shows in the dentils just left of the stronger second date and TY from LIBERTY is easily visible on the forehead. Ample evidence of the off center strike shows on the reverse as well, including MERICA in the wreath right of ONE CENT. A neat error, just not very pretty.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:30.

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$460
Lot 387
1798 S-145 R3 Large 8, Style I Hair VG8. Double Struck. Slightly sharper but the obverse is covered with very fine porosity. No verdigris or notable signs of contact, although a small, dull rim nick over the left side of the I in LIBERTY can be used to help identify this cent. Rather glossy steel brown and chocolate with a small splash of dark olive toning at the ER in LIBERTY (the one from the off-center strike). Double struck, the first impression about 15% off center to K-9 and the second properly centered on the planchet but rotated 40 degrees CW relative to the first (although the sequence of the two strikes is uncertain). Both dates are complete and clear. A remarkable double mint error. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VG10 (the PCGS label is included, and it mentions the off center double strike). DWH #3174.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova 5/06.

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$5,175
Lot 388
1798 S-154 R4+ Large 8, Style I Hair G5. Double Struck. Glossy chocolate brown with steel brown high points. No roughness or notable defects, just some trivial contact marks scattered about both sides. Double struck very slightly off center to K-10 with an offset between impressions of only a half millimeter. The doubling shows clearly on both sides. LDS, Breen state III, with much of the reverse legend obliterated by significant swelling. The date is clear. DWH #2431.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex Shawn Yancey, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:124.

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$242
Lot 389
1798 S-157 R2 Small 8, Style I Hair G5. Off Center. A couple points sharper but covered with fine roughness that dulls the natural gloss of the surfaces. No notable verdigris or contact marks. Slightly glossy very dark steel and olive. Struck 10% off center to K-10.5.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$299
Lot 390
1798 S-160 Small 8, Style I Hair G5. Off Center. Mostly glossy dark olive and steel. No significant marks or other defects, just worn. A planchet flake on the bust and a pitmark just left of the numerator of the fraction are good identifying marks. Struck 5-10% off center to K-4.5 leaving the bottom of the 8 in the date slightly off the planchet.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$368
Lot 391
1798 S-161 R2 Small 8, Style I Hair VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F15 or slightly better but covered with fine to moderate roughness that dulls the surfaces. No marks or verdigris. Dark steel and olive. Sharply struck 10% off center to K-4.5. The bottom half of the 98 is off the planchet but everything that made it on to the planchet is bold. LDS, Breen state IX, with a strong cud break over ATES.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$460
Lot 392
1798 S-165 R4 Large 8, Style II Hair F12. Off Center. Glossy olive brown and chocolate. Smooth surfaces with only a few minor contact marks, mostly on the unstruck portion of the planchet. Struck 20% off center to K-2. MDS, Breen state II. An attractive mint error on a tough die variety.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$4,255
Lot 393
1798 S-169 R3 Small 8, Style II Hair VG10+. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Nice glossy medium brown and chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and relatively free of marks. A thin vertical nick on the shoulder and a small pinprick in the field close to the upper ribbon tip are the best identifying marks. Very close to F12. Double struck over an obverse brockage. The initial strike was an obverse brockage impressed slightly off center to K-6. The second strike was properly centered with the reverse struck over the incuse brockage impression. This second strike was rotated 20 degrees CCW relative to the first. Much of the undertype shows on both sides, including three complete dates, two normal on the obverse and one incuse on the reverse at STAT (from the brockage). A great multiple error. DWH #2497.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:382.

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$6,325
Lot 394
1798 S-170 R3 Small 8, Style II Hair G4. Struck over Lettered Edge Token from the British East India Company. Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth as a glass reveals microscopic roughness in the fields. No verdigris, just minor marks consistent with the grade. A light rim bruise under the lowest curl is a good identifying mark. Basically just well worn. Inexplicably struck over a coin issued by the British East India Company. The edge is lettered "ENGLISH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY" and the edge lettering is strong. There is no identifiable undertype, although the low grade and imperfect surfaces would make identifying any undertype difficult at best. Most likely this was a planchet manufactured by Matthew Boulton for a 1797 1/48 rupee copper made for the British East India Company at the Soho Mint (Birmingham, England). And it appears that planchet (or possibly a struck 1/48 rupee coin) got inadvertently mixed in with a shipment of planchets from Matthew Boulton of Birmingham, England, to the US Mint. After all, Boulton supplied about two-thirds of all the large cent planchets we used from 1797 to 1837 while also preparing planchets for British mints. Even today, with all the production controls at the US Mint, we sometimes encounter modern pieces struck on planchets intended for something quite different. The 1797 1/48 rupee coppers were 31.0 millimeters in diameter with a weight of 205-206 grains, and this 1798 large cent measures 31.26 millimeters and weighs 204.0 grains (remember, the large cent standard was 28.0 mm and 168.0 grains). This piece appears to be unique, and its significance from an historical perspective is certainly significant. Removed from a PCGS slab graded G4. The PCGS label is included, and it mentions that the cent is "Struck on Great Britain East India Co. Token". Our grade is consistent with the slab grade.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Robert Reithe (Main Line Coin & Stamp)-Richard Gross-Dave Wnuck-Chris McCawley.

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Realized
$7,188
Lot 395
1798 S-172 R2 Small 8, Style II Hair VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F15 but covered with fine roughness, strongest on the reverse. There is some very fine greenish verdigris dusted into protected areas on the reverse. The only notable contact mark is a rim nick at the I in AMERICA. Slightly glossy dark olive brown with lighter chocolate toning on the high points. Struck 15% off center to K-4.5. Only the top edge of the date remains on the planchet.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr.

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$949
Lot 396
1798 S-174/175 R2/3 Small 8, Style II Hair G4. Obverse Brockage. Slightly sharper with a trio of shallow dents on the lower portion of the obverse, the strongest of these in the hair left of the shoulder. Otherwise the surfaces are nice and smooth, free of notable marks or roughness. The 179 are weak but readable and the 8 is clear. Glossy chocolate brown, darker in the protected areas and lighter on the high points. An obverse brockage strike with a normal obverse on one side and an incuse impression of that same obverse (brockage strike, struck against the obverse of a previously struck example that didn't eject from the coining press) rotated 30 degrees CCW from the normal obverse. The date on the brockage side is clearer than it is on the normal side, all 4 digits easily readable. Since this obverse die was used for both the S-174 and S-175 varieties, it is impossible to be sure which variety was being struck when this brockage error was minted. DWH #2285.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova 11/5/81-unknown-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:38.

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$5,290
Lot 397
1798 S-177 R4+ Small 8, Style II Hair G5. Off Center. Rather glossy chocolate and steel brown with hints of reddish chocolate on both sides. The surfaces are mostly smooth with only traces of microscopic roughness on the lower part of the reverse. The notable marks are a small punchmark on the throat and an old vertical scratch in the field before the throat. EDS, Breen state II. Struck 10% off center to K-10.5. The date is complete and clear and the legend on the upper right part of the reverse is strong (so strong it suggests a much higher grade than the G5 assigned). DWH #3454.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/10/08:1195.

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$633
Lot 398
1798 S-177 R4+ Small 8, Style II Hair PCGS graded VG8. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with darker olive brown toning nestled into the protected areas. There is a patch of microscopic roughness in the field above the bust tip but the remainder of the planchet is smooth. No verdigris, and the only marks are some faint hairline scratches at the back of the head into the field over the ribbon. Struck 10% off center to K-7 leaving all but the very top of the 8 in the date off the planchet. Our grade is G6. The PCGS label mentions the 10% off center error.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/20/05:1286.

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$805
Lot 399
1798 S-179 R2 Small 8, Style II Hair G6. Double Struck over Off Center Obverse Brockage. Sharpness near F12 but covered with fine to moderate roughness under a slightly glossy dark olive and steel patina. No notable contact marks or verdigris. Close to VG7. Double struck. One strike was normal and another was an obverse brockage struck 65% off center to K-3. The 1 and some of the lower curls of the normal side of the off center strike are visible in the field before the portrait. The reverse displays an incuse impression of LI (from LIBERTY) right of the T in CENT from the off center brockage strike. This brockage impression does not line up with the obverse impression left by the off-center strike suggesting things were really jammed up at this point. An impressive multiple mint error (double strike, off center, obverse brockage). The date and legends are clear for what remains of the centered strike.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:39-2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:172.

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Lot 400
1798 Small 8 Fair-2. Delaminated Planchet. Glossy chocolate brown. There are some marks, but the major feature of this cent is a large lamination from a split planchet covering the upper half of the reverse, and the laminated part is gone leaving distorted details in that area. The date is weak but easily readable, and portions of the legends remain visible as well. Pieces with a small delamination are often available, but pieces with such a large detached lamination are extremely rare. DWH #3363.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Robert Miller 4/16/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:903.

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$161
Lot 401
1800 S-194 R3 Overdate 80 over 79, Style II Hair F15. Obverse Brockage with Rotation. Sharpness VF20 but there is a dull hairline scratch down the neck and a pair of light rim bruises just left of the lowest curl. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and display only a few minor contact marks. Glossy chocolate and darker steel brown. Sharply impressed dentils are clearly visible above ERT in LIBERTY. While this obverse die was used on both S-194 and S-195, the die state is consistent with the earlier S-194 marriage. The incuse obverse impression on the "reverse" is rotated 35 degrees CW from a normal head-to-head brockage impression. The overdate feature is bold. An attractive example of a neat error strike. Graded VF20 by Bland. DWH #0211.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Richard Picker-Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1056 (via Tony Terranova).

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$14,375
Lot 402
1800 S-208 R3 VG10+. Double Struck with 180 Degree Rotation. Nice glossy chocolate and steel brown. Slightly sharper but there are three dull nicks or planchet voids in the hair below the ear and a small nick on the base of the I in UNITED, plus a tiny pitmark touching the ribbon over the fraction. Double struck, the second impression rotated nearly 180 degrees relative to the first. The undertype BERTY shows strongly where the date should be on the second strike and an inverted fraction shows clearly at the top of the reverse. A wonderful mint error with excellent eye appeal in spite of the minor defects, which are easily missed. DWH #2486.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Denis Loring 4/72-John D. Wright, 2003 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/26/03:437-Chris McCawley 8/31/04.

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$3,450
Lot 403
1800 S-208 R3 G4. Delaminated Planchet. Several points sharper but covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or significant marks. The planchet is split and at least 75% of the obverse side is peeled off, only LIBERTY and the top of the head remaining. One of the largest delaminations seen by this cataloger in over 50 years of looking. The date is gone, a victim of the lamination, but the reverse remains mostly clear. Very dark steel and olive. Late die state with a cud break at TY. DWH #3363.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex Walter Reed-Robert Miller 4/16/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:903.

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$357
Lot 404
1800 S-209 R3 AG3. Bisecting Planchet Lamination. Very slightly sharper with a patch of corrosion and pitting at the top of the head and a half dozen smaller pits filled with greenish verdigris on the reverse. Slightly glossy dark steel and olive brown. The date is easily readable and the legends are mostly clear. Nothing special except for a large, strong planchet lamination that bisects the reverse from the O in OF to the right side of the N in UNITED, as struck. DWH #3166.
Estimated Value $50-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 5/06.

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$311
Lot 405
1800 S-211 R3 G4. Off Center. Sharpness F12 but covered with uniform moderate granularity. No notable marks or verdigris. The date and legends are bold. Dark steel brown with a couple small patches of reddish brown on the reverse. MDS, Breen state IV. Struck 5% off center to K-2 leaving the tops of ERTY and ICA off the planchet. DWH #0233.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Denis Loring-John Ashby 5/2/81.

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$300
Lot 406
1800 S-211 R3 G6. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just worn. A light rim bruise right of the Y in LIBERTY and a small nick on the top of the first 0 in the date are the notable marks. Struck 5% off center to K-7.5 leaving the bottom of the 180 off the planchet. LDS with swelling in the obverse fields.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Fred Weinberg 6/15/80-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg's 2/11/07:323.

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$575
Lot 407
1801 S-215 R4+ AG3. Clipped Planchet. Glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter chocolate high points, the glossy patina covering some very fine roughness, mostly in the fields. No verdigris. The only notable mark is a short hairline scratch at the second A in AMERICA. The date is readable, although the 18 is weak due to swelling in that area, and the legends are nearly complete. There is a curved planchet clip, as struck, just right of the date under the bust, but it does not affect any of the design. MDS, Breen state V. DWH #0239.
Estimated Value $100-UP.
Ex John Ashby 5/30/80.

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$322
Lot 408
1802 S-231 R1 Stemless Wreath G6. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with a splash of darker olive and reddish chocolate toning at the back of the head above the ribbon. No marks or verdigris, but the spot is an obvious distraction. Struck 20% off center to K-1.5. The Stemless Wreath feature remains clear.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$1,265
Lot 409
1803 S-243 R2 Stemless Wreath with Doubled Fraction Bar F12. Double Struck/Obverse Brockage Maker. Glossy chocolate brown with minor roughness hiding under the glossy patina. There are a few specks of reddish verdigris or crud in protected areas of the obverse. No signs of contact on either side. EDS, Breen state I. Double struck, but the doubling shows only on the reverse. This cent was struck normally but failed to eject from the press. Then a new blank planchet was inserted and struck against this cent. The obverse of this cent was pressed into the blank reverse of the new planchet creating an obverse brockage on the other cent. The reverse of this piece was rotated about 5 degrees between impressions creating strong, clear doubling on the wreath and legend. The obverse is not doubled, of course, but it does display the usual blunted details and wavy surface characteristic of a "brockage maker." The stemless wreath and doubled fraction bar features of this reverse are visible but not clear thanks to the doubling. An interesting mint error that's plated in Breen's large cent encyclopedia (Oops chapter, page 842) to illustrate a "Close Overlapping Double Strike." DWH #3267.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/11/07:344.

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$1,006
Lot 410
1803 S-244 R4 VG8. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better but covered with light roughness that become moderate left of the hair ribbon. The incuse brockage side is smoother with only traces of microscopic roughness in some of the incuse designs. No verdigris but there are some obvious contact marks. These include a rim dent opposite the chin and several more along the left edge of the normal obverse. Rather glossy olive brown and dark steel with lighter chocolate toning on the high points and hints of reddish chocolate on both sides. An obverse brockage strike. The incuse and normal impressions are aligned with each other, but they were struck very slightly off center to K-10.5. Both dates are strong. Both sides show what appears to be a cud break left of the L in LIBERTY, and this could represent a new terminal die state for the variety. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VF20 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the "Full Brockage Reverse".
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:52.

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$5,290
Lot 411
1803 S-258 R1 Large Fraction AG3. Off Center. Slightly sharper but lightly corroded. No marks or verdigris. Slightly glossy dark olive and steel brown. The date is complete and easily readable but not strong. Struck 20% off center to K-2.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$546
Lot 412
1805 S-269 R1 Pointed 1 G5. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Slightly sharper with about 10 rim nicks on the reverse, and half of those are strong. In addition, there is a tiny rim bruise left of the head and a few faint hairline scratches on the portrait. Glossy chocolate brown. Double struck. The initial strike was a properly centered obverse brockage impression, and the second was normal but rotated 30 degrees CW relative to the first. The brockage obverse from the first strike is under the normal reverse. The date from the first strike shows left of the normal date and the incuse brockage date is visible where STATE would show if it was not worn smooth (the incuse date remains visible because it is better-protected). A neat error in spite of the low grade displaying 3 dates: 2 normal and 1 incuse.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:58.

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$1,093
Lot 413
1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction F15. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Glossy chocolate and dark steel brown. There are some tiny contact marks scattered over both sides and a small planchet chip close under the E in ONE. EDS with the reverse rotated 30 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot die orientation. Double struck over an obverse brockage, and both impressions are centered on the planchet. The obverse is clearly double struck but the offset between impressions is small, perhaps half the width of a dentil. The reverse was struck over an incuse brockage impression of the obverse, and the brockage aligns perfectly with the obverse. Strong incuse evidence of the brockage remains visible, including the date at OF. An attractive mint error that is plated on page 845 in Breen's large cent encyclopedia to illustrate a cent "Struck over Obverse Brockage."
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:60.

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$3,680
Lot 414
1808 S-279 R1 G4. Off Center. Mostly glossy chocolate brown. No verdigris or corrosion, just small contact marks consistent with the grade. Struck 25% off center to K-2. The date is strong. Removed from a PCGS slab graded G4 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the error).
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley.

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$1,265
Lot 415
1810/09 S-281 R1 Overdate 10 over 09 G5. Misaligned Dies. Glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter chocolate brown high points. There are hints of extremely fine roughness under the glossy patina, but overall the surfaces are excellent for the grade. May have a die crack from star 11 up through the cap to the rim above the head, but the grade is too low to be sure. The obverse is badly misaligned nearly 10% off center to K-10 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. This specific cent is mentioned on page 796 of the Breen book on the early large cents. DWH #2451.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:292.

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$834
Lot 416
1810 S-282 R2 VG7. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness F12 with microscopic roughness covering the surfaces and a small, light rim bruise at star 13. Mostly glossy dark olive brown. Struck slightly off center to K-9. EDS. The incuse obverse brockage impression (on the reverse side) is sharp and is aligned with the normal obverse (no planchet rotation between strikes). An attractive early mint error. DWH #0341.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Richard Picker-Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1061 (via Tony Terranova).

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$4,830
Lot 417
1810 S-285 R2 G6. Misaligned Dies. Very lightly burnished, now nicely retoned glossy chocolate brown with hints of light bluish steel overtone. Smooth, corrosion-free surfaces. The only marks are some light rim bruises on both sides. Late die state with the obverse badly misaligned to K-10.5 while the reverse is properly centered. Very similar to the misaligned S-281 offered earlier. DWH #3415.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Sam Thurman, Jr.-Gary W. Hahn, 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:348.

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$368
Lot 418
1811 S-287 R2 VF35. Misaligned Dies. Five points sharper but there are two dull nicks in the field between the chin and star 2, a tiny rim bruise over star 7, and a couple inconspicuous rim nicks at stars 12 & 13. Frosty uniform light olive and steel brown. M-LDS, Breen state V. The obverse is misaligned to K-9.5 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. (Curiously similar to the two misaligned 1810 varieties offered earlier, but the degree of offset is slightly less on this piece. There must be a reason for the similarity.) Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU53 (PCGS label included). DWH #3401.
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Jack Beymer-Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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$2,645



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