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Sale 48

Lot 39

1802/0 C-1 R6 Overdate 2 over 0, Reverse of 1800. VG-10. Struck over a spoiled Large Cent. A couple points sharper but there are spots of shallow corrosion on the rims, and many of these spots show microscopic traces of greenish verdigris. The surfaces inside the rims are mostly smooth and offer decent eye appeal, but there are areas of extremely faint roughness on both sides, strongest at ED in UNITED to CE in CENT. This roughness is mostly hidden under the rather glossy olive and chocolate brown patina. The devices are a slightly lighter shade of steel brown, and the contrast accents the details and adds to the eye appeal. The planchet was made from a spoiled large cent that was cut down to half cent size. Traces of the cent undertype are visible at ERT in LIBERTY, and the planchet is slightly beveled under the bust tip and 02 in the date. The date and legends are complete and clear and the overdate feature is obvious. Early die state. The area at the bust tip and the opposing area at OF are almost always weakly struck on this variety, and this piece is no exception. Weight 80.0 grains. Called "About Fine" by Breen and listed as tied for CC#5 in his census. That still seems accurate. Comes with an impressive provenance.
Estimated Value $30,000 - 35,000.
Ex R. H. Underhill, Thomas L. Elder 1/18/1929:1116-Anderson Dupont collection, Stack's 11/11/54:1066-"B. E."-Mrs. R. Henry Norweb, who traded it to Kenneth W. Rendell-Metropolitan Coin Co/Paul Weinstein (New York)-Philip E. Benedetti-Kagin's 3/13/67:12-unknown-Russ Butcher-Chris McCawley 4/2005.

Realized $39,100

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