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Sale 77

Lot 44

1797 C-3a Low Head with Plain Edge R3. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown. CAC Approved. Very choice glossy medium brown and light chocolate. Virtually flawless with outstanding eye appeal. The only marks are microscopic and include a small nick near the dentils left of the bottom of the cap and a very faint hairline scratch down from the left stem end. M-LDS, Manley state 2.0 late. The die crack from the chin reaches the rim at right and, because this piece is so sharp, we can also see that the crack arcs up across the cheek into the hair well above the ear. The reverse is not rotated. Our grade is AU50. Finest known of the Low Head type with Plain Edge. Plated in the Breen book to illustrate the variety (the large photos on page 192), and listed in his census on page 193. Weight 94.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 35110) .
Estimated Value $30,000-UP.
Ex Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 97.3a.3).

Realized $172,500

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