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Lot 120

1795 S-76a R5 Lettered Edge with ONE CENT High. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown. Choice lustrous medium brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown toning faded down from mint color covering the protected areas. Virtually flawless, and the eye appeal is outstanding. The only identifying marks, and they are barely visible, are a very faint horizontal hairline on the forehead, a tiny rim nick under the bust tip, and a small spot of light reddish brown toning left of the O in OF. MDS, Breen state II, with fine die clashmarks visible on both sides. Finest known by a wide margin on every census list. Called MS63 choice and CC#1 in the Noyes list, his photo #20958. Our grade is MS63. The second finest known example is only EF45, and it resides in the ANS Museum. The next best available to collectors grades only VF25 or VF30 depending on the census list used. A remarkable example and a highlight of this fabulous collection. PCGS Population 1; The Finest graded at PCGS for the variety. DWH #2820.
Estimated Value $75,000-UP.
Ex Winsor-Wurtzbach-Virgil Brand 1940-Burdette G. Johnson-Pierce-Hollinbeck FPL 1945, lot 16-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 1992-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington 11/7/05 (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley).

Realized $155,250

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