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Lot 161

1798 S-165 R4 Style II Hair, Large 8. PCGS graded AU-50. CAC Approved. Very attractive uniform glossy medium chocolate and olive brown. No spots or stains, and the only marks are a very faint hairline scratch from the B in LIBERTY down into the hair where it disappears and a light diagonal nick in the field before the brow. This cent offers outstanding eye appeal. MDS, Breen state II, showing light die clashmarks on both sides. Graded VF35 and CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #20334. Bland says VF35 and tied for CC#2 honors (the CC#1 cent is in the ANS). Our grade is VF35. Comes with an important provenance. The attribution and Naftzger-Reynolds provenance are noted on the PCGS Secure label. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 36065) .
Estimated Value $8,000-UP.
Ex John P. Young, M. H. Bolender MBS #181, 9/1951:124-C. Douglas Smith 12/1956 (via Dorothy Paschal)-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/1972-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 2/23/1992-Eric Streiner 4/2/1992 (includes the Naftzger collection envelope).

Realized $10,575

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