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Sale 115

Lot 92

1802 S-229 R2. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. CAC. Choice lustrous bluish steel and chocolate brown with traces of very faded mint red remaining visible in some of the protected areas on both sides. The surfaces are covered with satiny mint frost and this cent has outstanding eye appeal. The only marks are some tiny scuffs at LIBE, a collection of microscopic planchet flakes on the cheek, a shallow nick on the eyebrow, and a dull pinprick over the left top of the E in STATES. MDS, Breen state IV, with an arcing die crack through ERTY and several small lumps from die rust on the neck and bust. Graded MS62 and tied for CC#2 in the Noyes census, his photo #22946. Bland says MS61 and tied for CC#1. Our grade is MS62. The attribution and Doug Bird Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; none finer. (PCGS # 36299) Value $20,000 - UP
Ex Copley Coin Co. circa 1952-C. Douglas Smith 10/1954-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/1964:26 (plated)-C. Douglas Smith 3/30/1992-Eric Streiner, Superior 10/11/1992:108-Douglas F. Bird Collection (includes the Smith collection envelope and Superior lot ticket).

Realized $22,800

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