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Sale 77

Lot 70

1804 C-9 R2. PCGS graded MS-65+ Brown. CAC Approved. Lustrous light bluish steel brown and golden tan with 5% of the original mint red remaining. The only marks are 2 tiny, very light hairline scratches on the center of the neck, a light horizontal nick near the dentils under the left edge of the 4 in the date, and a spot of darker toning over the L in HALF. E-MDS, Manley state 2.0, with fine but obvious die cracks through IBER and the tops of RTY. Plated on page 246 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate his die state III. This piece and the following lot are the first two examples listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census (encyclopedia, page 247). Our grade is MS63. A choice, very attractive half cent. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied with the following example for the finest graded of the variety. (PCGS # 35155) .
Estimated Value $8,500-UP.
Ex Stack's (privately) 4/21/1970-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 04.9.1).

Realized $28,750

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