Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 62

The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


The Dan Holmes Collection of Late Date Large Cents
 
 
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Lot 1
1840 N-1 R2 Small Date MS60. Glossy light olive brown and tan. The surfaces are satiny and very attractive. The only mark is a small spot of darker chocolate toning in the field close before the neck. M-LDS, die state b. The fine repunching seen under the 8 in the early state has been lapped off the die. Great sharpness and eye appeal for the grade. Tied for CC#5 in the Grellman census. DWH #2249.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 10/2000:1427-2003 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/26/03:715.

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$1,380
Lot 2
1840 N-2 R6+ (as a proof) Small 18 over Large 18. PCGS graded Proof 64 Brown. Tan and light reddish steel brown faded down from mint color with slightly darker reddish tan toning on the cheek and neck. The fields are nicely reflective but the mirrors are not especially deep. There is a small spot of slightly darker toning in the field left of star 10.5, a faint spot of reddish steel toning over the N in CENT, and a tiny horizontal planchet chip under the left foot of N in ONE. The fields do show very faint hairlines that come to life only with the aid of a good glass. Not quite perfect but the details are very sharp and the surfaces are free of any significant distractions. The overdate feature is bold. Listed as Proof-63 and CC#3 in the Denis Loring census of Proof Large Cents. Our grade is Proof-60+, CC#2 among the proof strikes listed in the Grellman census. The attribution and Dan Holmes provenance are noted on the PCGS label. The finest of 2 Proof Brown examples graded at PCGS. The other is Proof-60 Brown. DWH #1851 (PCGS # 397590) .
Estimated Value $6,000-UP.
Ex Anderson Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54:808-"TAD" Collection, Stack's 2/4/76:137-Auction '89 (David Akers), lot 1008-Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr., 4/17/99.

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$8,338
Lot 3
1840 N-3 R1 Small Date MS62. Lustrous steel brown with traces of faded mint red on the obverse, 10% remaining on the reverse. There is a thin vertical nick right of star 9 and a couple tiny rim nicks under the 0 in the date, plus a few shallow planchet voids on the rim at stars 12-13, as struck. MDS, die state b. The die defects under the date are weak but still visible and the die crack through the date and most stars is clear. CC#6 in the Grellman census. And it comes with a nice provenance. DWH #2006.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex Anderson Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54:809-Herbert Oechsner, Stack's 9/8/88:169-Walter Dudgeon, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 7/30/94:187-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:12.

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$1,150
Lot 4
1840 N-4 R3- Small Date The so-called 40 over 39 overdate MS60. Lustrous bluish steel and light olive brown with sea-green overtones. The surfaces are satiny and very attractive. The only marks are a few very light nicks in the field above the head and a speck of carbon in the hollow right of Y in LIBERTY. MDS, die state b, with a series of rim cud breaks under the 18 and at stars 1-3. The hub defects under the date (the faux 40 over 39 overdate) are sharp. A beautiful "greenie." Noyes photo #30229. CC#5 in the Grellman census. DWH #1915.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Stack's 4/88:2193-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:1216.

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$1,265
Lot 5
1840 N-5 R1 Large Date MS62. Lustrous bluish steel brown with 5-10% of the mint red remaining, mostly on the reverse. There is a small, very light scuff in the field just left of star 1, a tiny planchet void in the field right of star 6 (as struck), and specks of glue scattered about the obverse. MDS, die state b. The recutting at the top of the 0 in the date is blurry but visible while the die lines over RICA are gone. Excellent eye appeal for the grade, close to choice. Tied for CC#7 in the Grellman census. DWH #2007.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex Bowers & Merena 1/24/90:1194-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:19.

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$1,265
Lot 6
1840 N-5 R1 Large Date MS63. Frosty steel brown with 10% of the mint red remaining. The only marks are a few trivial nicks, including a tiny diagonal one under the eye and another in the field before the lower lip, plus a small spot of slightly darker brown toning midway between star 1 and the chin. The surfaces are satiny and lustrous. M-LDS, die state c, with a series of small but clearly defined rim cud breaks from star 6 to star above star 10. Tied for CC#2. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS64RB (old green PCGS label included). This is the plate coin for the die state in the 2001 edition of the Grellman book. A choice, very attractive cent. DWH #2178.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex Bowers & Merena FPL 1/27/89-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:007-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:20-(via Chris McCawley 6/19/02).

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$1,265
Lot 7
1840 N-6 R1 Large Date MS63. Frosty bluish steel brown with half the original mint red remaining on the obverse, nearly a third on the reverse. There are traces of light carbon at ERT in LIBERTY and two small carbon spots at the I in AMERICA. Otherwise this cent is close to gem and the considerable amount of original mint color is a big plus. MDS, die state b. The repunching on the 40 is still clear but the arc line at the dentil tips over RIC is gone. CC#7 in the Grellman census. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS64RB (NGC label included). DWH #2215.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/2003:282.

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$2,415
Lot 8
1840 N-7 R2 Large Date MS62. Lustrous bluish steel brown and chocolate with traces of slightly faded mint red in protected areas, mostly on the obverse. The only marks are a tiny planchet flake in the field under star 11, as struck, a small nick hidden in the middle curl on the neck, and a light horizontal nick on the right side of the second S in STATES. M-LDS, die state c. The extension up from the top of the 4 is weak and blurry, but die centering has eliminated any chance to see rim cud breaks under the date. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS65BN (NGC label included). An attractive cent, CC#3 for the variety with only 4 confirmed mint state examples in the Grellman census. DWH #2682.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/29/05:1682.

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$1,783
Lot 9
1840 N-7 R2 Large Date AU58. Mint state sharpness but lightly cleaned and retoned glossy light steel brown with sea green overtones. There is frosty lighter golden brown toning in protected areas and darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. The only mark is a tiny nick in the middle of the jawline. Excellent eye appeal for the grade, looks mint state. LDS, die state c, with a series of small rim cud breaks from under star 13 clockwise to star 2. Tied for CC#5 in the Grellman census. DWH #2403.
Estimated Value $250-UP.
Ex Dr. Phil Ralls, Superior 1/28/90:870-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:28-Chris McCawley 3/04.

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$949
Lot 10
1840 N-8 R1 Large Date MS60. Frosty medium brown and chocolate with hints of very faded mint red in protected areas of the reverse. There is a long, thin diagonal nick in the field before the eye and a shallow carbon spot in the dentils over star 5. E-MDS, die state b. The short point down from the throat is still clear but the fine die lines from the dentils at stars 11-13 are gone. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS64BN (NGC label included). DWH #2008.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley 8/95-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:29.

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$834
Lot 11
1840 N-8 R1 Large Date EF45+. Sharpness AU50 but there are a few too many microscopic contact marks on the reverse for the sharpness grade, mostly around AMERICA. A small, dull nick on the tip of the nose provides the best identifying mark, but it takes a glass to see. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. LDS, die state d, with a series of rim cud breaks from star 8 to star 13. The rim cuds from star 9 down to beyond star 11 are strong. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS62BN (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2962.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex George Ramont 5/11/78-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:20150.

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$529
Lot 12
1840 N-9 R3 Large Date MS63. Choice lustrous steel brown with 5-10% of the mint color remaining on the obverse, 20% on the reverse. The only marks are microscopic and include a tiny tick in the middle of the jawline and a barely visible speck of darker toning midway between stars 5 & 6, plus traces of an old fingerprint right of the T in CENT. Great eye appeal, the surfaces covered with unaltered satiny mint luster from fine die flowlines. MDS, die state d. The bisecting obverse die crack is clear but not strong. A choice cent. Tied for CC#2 honors with only 6 confirmed in all mint state grades according to the Grellman condition census. DWH #2852.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.
Ex Judge Thomas C. Gaskill-unknown-1980 ANA Sale, lot 1009-1988 ANA Sale, lot 69-Stacks 1/15/02:822-Chris McCawley 1/06.

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$2,415
Lot 13
1840 N-9 R3 Large Date AU50. Slightly sharper with a hairline scratch over ONE. Frosty steel brown, the obverse woodgrained with light steel brown. LDS, die state e. The bisecting obverse die crack is strong, and the field above the crack is clearly on a lower plain than the field below the crack. DWH #2009.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex J. R. Grellman 7/95-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:38.

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$805
Lot 14
1840 N-10 R2 Large Date. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown. Lustrous mint red fading to light steel brown, two-thirds of the original mint color remaining. Excellent eye appeal, close to gem. The notable defects are a thin planchet lamination from the rim down through the U in UNITED to the wreath below, as struck, plus a tiny carbon spot close under the C in CENT and another over the left side of the N in ONE. Sharply struck EDS, die state a. The dull die line at the dentils tips over MERI is clear. Our grade is MS64+, very close to MS65. Finest known by a small margin in the Grellman census, which contains only 5 confirmed mint state examples for this variety. PCGS population 1; the only Red & Brown example graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2404 (PCGS # 395847) .
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex Stack's 1/15/02:823-Chris McCawley 3/04.

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$4,025
Lot 15
1840 N-10 R2 Large Date MS60. Lustrous medium steel brown with attractive, satiny surfaces. A tiny, barely visible rim bruise at star 1 and a faint scuff in the field off the chin, plus a very tiny planchet flake off the bust tip (as struck) are the notable marks, and all of them are trivial. LDS, die state d (Newcomb's old #11), with rim cud breaks at stars 8-12. The point of the curl over the 4 is sharp (from die polishing) Tied for CC#4 of only 5 known in mint state and tied for second finest of the later (Newcomb-11) die state. DWH #2216.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:1226-Gary Groll, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:283.

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$2,415
Lot 16
1840 N-10 R2 Large Date EF45. A mint state cent that has a scrape in the rim under the 84 of the date plus a series of rim nicks and shallow rim scrapes from star 2 to star 8. The surfaces inside the rims are choice except for a minor scuff left of star 6 and a few other microscopic marks. Nice eye appeal in spite of the rim marks. Lustrous light olive brown with a streak of slightly darker olive brown toning from the U in UNITED to the second S in STATES. Traces of faded mint color remain in protected areas, especially on the reverse. LDS, die state d (Newcombs old #11), with a strong rim cud at stars 9-10 plus a thin one down to star 11. This is the Grellman plate coin for the die state in his 2001 edition of the attribution guide for the series. It was selected for this purpose because the rim cuds are so clearly defined on this example. DWH #2179.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley, Superior 1/28/90:875-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:015-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:43-Chris McCawley 6/19/02.

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$552
Lot 17
1840 N-12 R1 Small Date MS60. Frosty light steel brown with nearly 10% of the mint red remaining, mostly on the reverse. Would grade a point or two higher but there is a small diagonal nick over star 12 and light rim nicks between stars 7 & 8. E-MDS, die state a. The die defect under the base of the 1 is clear but the fine die lines at NITE and ER on the reverse are blurry. Tied for CC#4 in the Grellman census. DWH #2010.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex 1998 ANA Mid-winter Sale, Heritage 8/5/98:5027-Superior 6/1/98:458-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:45.

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$2,415
Lot 18
1840 N-12 R1 Small Date MS60. Frosty steel brown and chocolate with lustrous lighter reddish steel toning faded down from mint color in protected areas of the reverse. There is a small chip out of the planchet on the rim just left of the date, as struck, and a tiny reddish brown stain at the top of the second A in AMERICA. MDS, die state b. The dies have been freshly lapped removing all traces of the lump under the 1 and the reverse die lines at NITE and ER (Newcomb's #13). A rather large but shallow low spot shows in the field between stars 11 & 12 and the main curl (caused by debris on the die). Tied for CC#4. DWH #2011.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex 1987 EAC Sale, lot 625-Walter Dudgeon, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 7/30/94:195-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:46.

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$719
Lot 19
1841 N-1 R5 Proof-Only. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. Attractive iridescent bluish steel and rose with more than a third of the original mint red remaining, mostly on the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective and free of notable hairlines. The only defects are a pinprick under the right side of star 2, a small stain of slightly darker toning in the field close under the chin, and a small spot of darker toning right of the T in CENT. Sharply struck with excellent eye appeal. A beautiful example of this proof-only variety. Our grade is Proof-64, tied for third finest known in the Grellman census. Also called Proof-64 but tied for CC#2 honors in the Denis Loring census of proof large cents. Either way, this is a very important proof large cent. The attribution and Dan Holmes provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; none finer in Proof Red & Brown at PCGS. DWH #1852 (PCGS # 397594) .
Estimated Value $8,000-UP.
Ex Hillyer Ryder, New Netherlands Coin Co. 9/26/1953:912-unknown-Stuart Levine 6/91-Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/17/99.

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$12,075
Lot 20
1841 N-2 R2 MS62+. Lustrous light steel brown faded down from mint color with lots of underlying very faded red remaining, especially on the reverse. There is a very light stain of slightly darker steel toning from star 2 to star 4 and a small shiny scuff in the field above star 12. E-MDS, die state a. The die defects at the date are clear but some of the fine die polishing lines are fading. CC#7. DWH #2012.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Bowers & Merena 1/94:3466-Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/7/95:560-Denis Loring 3/98-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:50.

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$1,495
Lot 21
1841 N-2 R2 EF45. Glossy medium brown with frosty lighter brown covering the protected areas. There is a dull nick or planchet flake on the rim at star 13, a spot of reddish chocolate toning above star 9, and a nick-like planchet chip over the T in CENT. M-LDS, die state b. The die defects at the date are gone. Softly struck on the lower edge of the bust and bottom of the curl over star 13 due to debris that clogged the die (most likely lubricating grease). DWH #0877.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex Cy Pherson 10/30/83-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$265
Lot 22
1841 N-3 R2 MS60. Lustrous steel brown delicately woodgrained with medium brown on the obverse. The reverse has faded mint red in protected areas. No contact marks or spots. The only defect is a shallow planchet void that weakens the dentils and rim under star 13, as struck. MDS, die state c. The recutting at the top of the 18 is gone, the die cracks are clear on both sides, and the die lines over the N in UNITED and C in AMERICA remain visible. Tied for CC#5 in the Grellman census. DWH #2013.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Michael Graham 10/90-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:55.

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$1,495
Lot 23
1841 N-4 R1 MS62. Lustrous bluish steel brown with traces of faded mint red on the reverse. There is a small, very light nick in the field under star 10 and a tiny planchet flake right of star 1, as struck. Excellent eye appeal for the grade, close to choice. MDS, die state c, with a thin rim cud break under the date. The fine die lines above ERI are mostly visible but the ones under the 4 are weak. Tied for CC#3 in the Grellman census. DWH #2014.
Estimated Value $750-UP.
Ex Del Bland-G. M. "Pat" Patterson, Kagins 5/6/88:1248-Tom Reynolds 5/93-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:59.

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$1,783
Lot 24
1841 N-5 R3- VF30+. Sharpness EF40 with a light rim bruise under the date and another at NI in UNITED. Glossy chocolate brown with some darker chocolate and olive tones on the left half of the obverse. E-MDS, die state b. The obverse die cracks are light and the reverse is uncracked. Close to VF35. DWH #0882.
Estimated Value $75-UP.
Ex R. S. Brown, Jr. 2/15/86-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$242
Lot 25
1841 N-5 R3- AU55. Mint state sharpness but lightly cleaned and retoned golden tan and light brown with overtones of rose on the obverse. The reverse has retoned nicely but the obverse has a way to go. The surfaces are satiny and the only notable mark is a very thin nick under star 4. LDS, die state d. The always-present obverse die cracks are clear and a new die crack passes through the upper left part of the wreath. Tied for CC#8. DWH #1084.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Ex Bolender Sale 2/23/52:751-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 6/77 (via Del Bland)-G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/91:503.

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$1,035
Lot 26
1841 N-6 R1 VF25. Five points sharper with too many tiny nicks for the higher grade, none notable. A very thin diagonal nick under the left edge of the O in ONE is the best identifying mark. Glossy chocolate brown. E-MDS, die state a late. The fine die lines at TE in UNITED and ER in AMERICA are weak but visible. DWH #0884.
Estimated Value $40-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds 2/8/83-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$115
Lot 27
1841 N-6 R1 MS60. Frosty bluish steel brown with satiny, lustrous surfaces and traces of faded mint red on both sides. There is a very faint vertical hairline in the field under the chin and shallow planchet chips on the rim over STAT, as struck. LDS, die state c. The obverse fields are wavy, including a vertical wave in the field behind the portrait. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS64BN (PCGS label included). DWH #2015.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/11/92:260-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:71.

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$891
Lot 28
1841 N-7 R2 EF40. Five points sharper with a small, light rim bruise at star 7 and another under the stem tip. Otherwise this cent is choice. Glossy medium brown with frosty lighter steel brown toning in protected area and a few peeps of faded mint red on both sides. E-MDS, die state a. The die defects under the 1 and 4 are dull but visible. DWH #0885.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex Avenue Coins 8/25/82-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$460
Lot 29
1841 N-7 R2 MS60. Glossy bluish steel brown with very faded mint red in protected areas. The only marks are a faint, barely visible spot of darker toning from the bust tip to the top of the 8 and a small rim nick or planchet chip over the E in STATES. MDS, die state b early. A faint die crack extends down from the bottom of star 8 into the field below and the die defects under the date are dull but visible. Very attractive for the grade. Tied for CC#10 in the Grellman census, and it comes with a nice provenance. DWH #0886.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Emanuel Taylor (privately)-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:205-E. I. Unterman, Lester Merkin 10/21/73:377-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:936.

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$2,013
Lot 30
1841 N-7 R2 MS60+. Lustrous bluish steel brown with 20% of the slightly faded mint color remaining, mostly on the reverse. There is a tiny, very light scratch that barely breaks the satiny mint frost in the field between star 1 and the neck and some slightly darker toning over star 10. Otherwise this cent would rate a grade several points higher. The only other marks are a couple small, very shallow planchet laminations at the stem tip and near the U in UNITED, as struck. M-LDS, die state c, with a die crack from the dentils below star 1 into the field extending halfway up to the throat where is fades out. The two die lumps under the date are faint, barely visible. Tied for CC#7 overall and second finest of those few examples known with a cracked obverse. DWH #3248.
Estimated Value $650-UP.
Ex Louis Ullian, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2000:355-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:75-Bowers & Merena 12/2/2004:229-Chris McCawley 8/18/06.

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$1,898
Lot 31
1841 N-7 R2 VG8+. Slightly sharper but the obverse was lightly cleaned and is now retoned glossy bluish steel brown. The reverse is glossy medium brown. Rare LDS, die state d. The obverse is now bisected by a die crack from the dentils under star 1 to the dentils over star 8. DWH #0888.
Estimated Value $25-UP.
Ex A. Johnson 4/15/83-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$150
Lot 32
1842 N-1 R7- (as a proof) Small Date. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. Light bluish steel brown with faded red tones covering the protected areas, especially on the reverse. Sharply struck with nicely reflective fields, although there are extremely faint hairlines in the obverse fields. There is a tiny speck of carbon or crud just right of the eye, very faint traces of an old fingerprint around star 1, and a tiny planchet flake on the rim over the O in OF (as struck). Sharply struck and very attractive. Our grade is Proof-63, tied for CC#2 among the proof strikes listed in the Grellman census. Called Proof-64 and tied for second finest known honors in the Denis Loring census of proof large cents. The attribution and Dan Holmes provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; one finer in Proof-66 Brown. A total of only 2 Proof Brown examples graded at PCGS. DWH #1853 (PCGS # 397596) .
Estimated Value $8,000-UP.
Ex Superior 10/7/90:3390-Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/17/99.

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$20,700
Lot 33
1842 N-2 R1 Small Date MS63. Lustrous bluish steel brown with 15-20% of the mint red remaining. There is a very faint scuff that barely alters the mint frost in the field left of star 10 and a small flake out of the planchet (as struck) at the dentils under star 10. Otherwise this cent is virtually flawless. Outstanding luster and eye appeal for the grade. E-MDS, die state a late. The die defects under the date are visible, although a bit blurry. CC#4 overall but finest known of the earlier die state. A beautiful example of the Small Date type of this year. DWH #2016.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Manuel Ahumada 3/97-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:81.

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$4,140
Lot 34
1842 N-3 R3 Large Date MS60. Glossy medium brown and steel with 5% of the red remaining, mostly on the reverse. There are a half dozen tiny spots of darker olive toning on the obverse, strongest in the field before the chin, and a couple small nicks under the N in ONE. E-MDS, die state b. The fine die lines under UNI are gone. The obverse fields are satiny while the fields on the reverse are smooth and slightly reflective thanks to a fresh die polishing. Excellent eye appeal for the grade. (Note: The N-3 die variety was once delisted because it was thought to be a late state of N-8. Subsequent research has proven that the N-3 is indeed a distinct die variety from a marriage of the N-3 obverse die in a later die state and the N-4 reverse die in a later die state. Newcomb had it right all along.) Tied for CC#9 in the Grellman census. DWH #2017.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Tony Terranova, Superior 6/1/98:476-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:85.

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$1,208
Lot 35
1842 N-4 R2 VF25. Slightly sharper with too many light nicks on the obverse for the higher grade, including a small pinprick just left of the peak of the 1. Glossy medium brown. E-MDS, die state a late. The die lines over MERI are weak but visible. DWH #0894.
Estimated Value $40-UP.
Ex G. Bright 2/6/88-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$92
Lot 36
1842 N-4 R2 MS60. Glossy medium brown delicately woodgrained with frosty lighter brown. There is a small, very thin nick in the field over the outer hairbun and a small spot of darker toning (not carbon) at the dentils under the wreath ribbon. M-LDS, die state c. The point from the neck is nearly gone, only the barest hint of a nub remaining. Tied for CC#7. DWH #2018.
Estimated Value $300-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/17/96:429-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:91.

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$1,064
Lot 37
1842 N-5 R3+ MS63. Slightly faded mint red toning to bluish steel brown, more than a third of the mint color remaining, mostly on the reverse. There is a thin nick in the leaves above the E in ONE and a small spot of darker toning (not carbon) at the dentils over the M. The rim at star 7 is uneven due to shallow planchet chips, as struck. E-MDS, die state a. The fine die lines at the neck and dentils at star 12 are clear. A beautiful cent. Tied for CC#2 in the Grellman census. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS65RB (NGC label included). Comes with Newcomb's hand lettered collection pillbox. DWH #2318.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Thomas L. Elder 8/19/36:1922-Henry C. Hines-Howard R. Newcomb-unknown-Heritage 6/1/95:5022-Manuel Ahumada 3/97-Chris McCawley-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:93-Chris McCawley 1/7/04.

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$3,335
Lot 38
1842 N-6 R1 MS62. Faded mint red mellowing to light steel brown, about a third of the red remaining. Would rate a slightly higher grade but there are some extremely faint hairlines on the reverse left by a brushing that was a bit too vigorous. There is a small splash of slightly darker steel toning at the bottom of the 1 and a few tiny specks of darker toning right of star 4. MDS, die state b. The lump in the field at the upper lip is weak but visible and the one at the lower curl is virtually gone. Excellent eye appeal for the grade. Tied for CC#8 in the Grellman census. DWH #2019.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex Hollinbeck Kagin 1973 MANA Sale, 11/2/73:1001-Doug Bird 11/94-Walter Dudgeon 6/98 (via Bob Grellman)-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:97.

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$1,208
Lot 39
1842 N-6 R1 MS62. Attractive frosty light steel brown with a trace of mint red on the obverse, at least 5% of the red remaining on the reverse. Covered with attractive satiny mint luster. There is an extremely faint hairline scuff over star 2, a tiny rim nick at star 6, and a dull nick under the tip of the wreath ribbon. Excellent eye appeal in spite of the minor marks. LDS, die state d (Reivers old Newcomb #10). The lumps on the obverse are gone and there is a new, very tiny lump in the field right of the base of E in ONE. Excellent eye appeal for the grade. Tied for CC#8 in the Grellman census. DWH #2020.
Estimated Value $600-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/8/94:452-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:98.

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$2,760
Lot 40
1842 N-7 R3+ MS60. Slightly faded mint red delicately toning to light steel brown on the highest points, at least half of the original color remaining. Some violet steel toning shows on the right side of the reverse. Would rate a grade several points higher if not for a mint-made planchet void or delamination along the dentils from below star 2 to star 3. MDS, die state b. The points up from the top of E in AMERICA are gone. Softly struck, as usual, on the hair over the ear, upper portion of the hairbuns, and on the lowest curls. (A fully struck example is unknown.) CC#8 in the Grellman census. DWH #2021.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Stack's 1/16/90:1200-Tony Terranova-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:32-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:101.

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$414
Lot 41
1842 N-8 R1 MS62. Attractive light bluish steel brown with satiny mint luster covering both sides. A couple tiny nicks on the portrait and another left of star 9 from choice. Sharply struck EDS, die state a. The fields are smooth and the eye appeal of this cent is outstanding for the grade. Tied for CC#7. The fine die polishing lines are sharp. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS64BN (PCGS label included). DWH #0899.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$1,265
Lot 42
1842 N-9 R2 VF35. Very attractive glossy chocolate brown. The notable marks are a thin nick at the top of the neck, a hairline scratch near the dentil tips over star 9, and a small rim nick under the tip of the wreath ribbon. EDS, die state a. The point down from the N in ONE is not present and the fine lines from the dentils over ER in AMERICA are clear. DWH #0901.
Estimated Value $75-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley (as RVM) 3/22/86-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$219
Lot 43
1842 N-9 R2 MS62. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a couple tiny splashes of darker chocolate toning in the left obverse field. No contact marks, but there is a small planchet flake on the front edge of the eyebrow that can help identify this cent. MDS, die state b. The die lines from the dentils over ER in AMERICA are gone and a small point has been added down from the base of N in ONE. Sharply struck and very attractive for the grade. CC#5 in the Grellman census. DWH #2022.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
Ex Doug Bird 4/1/92-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:34-Chris McCawley 9/98-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:110. (Possibly also ex Anderson Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54, lot 831.).

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$1,840
Lot 44
1843 N-2 R1 MS60. Lustrous steel brown with traces of mint red on both sides. Would rate a slightly higher grade but there is a short, light scratch on the cheek. E-MDS, die state a. The lump under the right foot of the 1 is starting to blur but it remains clearly visible. There is a well-defined rim cud break over UN in UNITED. Removed from an NGC slab graded MS62BN (NGC label included). DWH #2023.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex 1994 EAC Sale, lot 445-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:112.

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$661
Lot 45
1843 N-2 R1 MS63. Lustrous bluish steel brown with very faded mint red covering the protected areas, especially on the reverse. The surfaces are very attractive and nearly flawless. The best identifying marks are a small spot of darker toning (not carbon) close under the right side of star 3 and another off the right top of star 7. M-LDS, die state b late (Newcomb's old #7). The die lump under the base of the 1 is gone and the point down from the left base of the N in ONE is reduced to a nub. The small rim cud break seen over UN in earlier die states does not show. Tied for CC#2 with several other examples in the Grellman census. DWH #1836.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex Tom Reynolds 12/13/93-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:36.

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$1,668
Lot 46
1843 N-3 R3+ EF45. Choice glossy steel brown and light chocolate with satiny luster covering the protected areas. A thin nick right of star 5 and another on the bust tip are the only notable defects. EDS, die state a. A rare die state, struck before the lump formed on top of the E in CENT. Not in the overall condition census for the variety but finest known of the earliest die state according to Grellman. DWH #0905.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
Ex Chris McCawley (as RVM) 3/22/86-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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$437
Lot 47
1843 N-3 R3+ MS62. The obverse is frosty light steel brown with traces of faded mint red. The reverse is glossy steel brown with 25% of the red remaining. A tiny speck of carbon on the nose before the eyelash and a small splash of reddish brown toning at the dentils under the wreath ribbon are the only notable defects, and they are trivial. The reverse is choice. MDS, die state b. The lump has formed on the top of E in CENT and the die lines over ER are dull but visible. CC#4 in the Grellman census. DWH #2024.
Estimated Value $650-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 6/5/93:315-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:117.

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$1,150
Lot 48
1843 N-4 R1 Petite Head with Reverse of 1844 MS62. Attractive lustrous bluish steel brown with hints of underlying very faded mint red in a couple protected areas. The only defects are a small, very light nick on the jaw, a tiny rim nick under the right side of the 8, and a small planchet flake close under the N in ONE, as struck. Sharply struck EDS, die state a. The short die lines from the dentils at stars 11-13 and the small lump under the base of the 1 are all clear. Great eye appeal for the grade. DWH #2217.
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:307.

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$1,783
Lot 49
1843 N-4 R1 Petite Head with Reverse of 1844. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. Lustrous steel brown and light chocolate with subtle overtones of bluish steel and sea-green in protected areas of the obverse and underlying very faded mint color showing through on the reverse. A spot of darker olive brown toning just off the tip of the nose, a larger one on the right edge of the hairbun, and a tiny tick on the top of the upright of the E in CENT are the only notable marks. LDS, die state d (Newcomb's #13). The rim cud under the 1 is bold, which is quite unusual for examples in the late die state, but all the other markers found on late state examples are the same on this piece. Called MS60 and tied for CC#20 in the Noyes census, his photo #31182. Our grade is MS60, tied for CC#21 in the Grellman census. PCGS population 1; 3 in MS65 Brown graded for the variety. DWH #3568 (PCGS # 403922) .
Estimated Value $800-UP.
Ex Willard C. Blaisdell date set 9/76 (via Del Bland)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg's 9/7/2009:656.

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$1,323
Lot 50
1843 N-5 R1 Mature Head MS62. Slightly faded mint red mellowing to light steel brown, about two-thirds of the red remaining. There is a small splash of darker steel toning at the throat and a dull scrape along the top edge of the bust tip, but it takes a good glass to see it. E-MDS, die state a. The die lines at MER are clear but starting to weaken as fine flowlines extend into the fields from the dentils. Has the sharpness and eye appeal of a significantly higher grade. CC#4 in the Grellman census. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS64RB (PCGS label included). DWH #2481.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Jim Goudge 6/1/95-Wes Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/98:40-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:127-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 1/25/04:1446-Chris McCawley 7/04.

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$2,185



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