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Lot 55

1795 S-76b R1 Plain Edge. PCGS graded MS-66 Brown. CAC Approved. Highly lustrous medium steel brown with faded mint red in protected areas on both sides. A truly spectacular cent that offers superb eye appeal in every respect. No defects other than a few microscopic planchet chips that are visible only under strong magnification. Normally this variety is plagued by planchet chips that reduce the eye appeal, especially when those chips show in the obverse fields where they catch your eye. Fortunately the fields on this cent are smooth and hard with hints of reflectivity on the obverse thanks to the early die state. The best identifying marks are a pinprick-sized planchet chip hidden between two dentils off the tip of the nose and a tiny nick hidden on the right top of the N in ONE. EDS, Breen state III, before any trace of swelling in the field before the portrait (Breen's two earlier states are reserved for the lettered edge version of the variety). Delicate but clearly defined die clashmarks show on both sides. Graded MS62 Choice and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #59253. Bland says MS61 and tied for CC#1. Our grade is MS64 Choice. The attribution and Reynolds provenance are noted on the PCGS Secure label. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 35723) .
Estimated Value $35,000-UP.
Ex Rodney T. Grove-Robert Nofal and Lewis Kling-Auction '81 (Superior) 7/23/1981:511-unknown-Heritage 6/1989:959-Tony Terranova-unknown-William Shamhart 6/2005.

Realized $79,313

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