Obverse 28. Always cracked through bases of TY to the right rim: see Die states.
Reverse DO. Type of 1799. Berry above O(N) hangs down. E(D) and E(S) are wide, with normal serifsand traces of recutting on their bases. Repunched U and E(R). Base of C(E) is barely free of a leaf with traces of recutting on top. Minute center dot.
Edge: Plain edge (PE) and single-flange edge (SFE). Die states: I. Two chips right of the eyebrow, later others also on the neck (these may be rust pits). Branch crack from previous crack down to the rim opposite end of the drapery. Reverse clash marks right of (N)T, elsewhere in the wreath, and in a blurry line above MERI from the dentils, these later fade. Clapp 34c-HHb.
II. Reverse cracked through tops of CA to the final 0 and through bases of CA to the right ribbon end. Clapp 34c-HHb.
III. Obverse has a small rim break opposite the mouth, eventually from opposite the eye to opposite the chin. Reverse die failing above IC. Clapp 34d-HHc.
IV. Break at the right ribbon end. Obverse with in-creasing die rust.
V. Large double "retained cud" break in the right obverse field. Other obverse breaks are heavier. Reverse has heavy clash marks at the lower right and failure above AMERI. Clapp 34e-HHd.
VI. Immense obverse rim break at right, on TV, and extending down to opposite the mouth. Extremely rare.' McGirk (22F) described this die state from an untraced. A. C. Gies coin.
Equivalents: Doughty 121. Proskey 13. McGirk 22E, 22F. Clapp 47. Sheldon 187. EAC 40. Encyclopedia 1732.
Rarity 1. This is the commonest variety of the date. Remarks: The Jack H. Robinson collection coin (lot 394) describes a crack from the first 0 to the ribbon knot. This is apparently a planchet defect.
MS-61 Purchased in New York in 1950 by T. James Clarke - Dr. William H. Sheldon, 4/19/1972 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint.
MS-60 Col. E. H. R. Green - B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.), 8/27/1942 $25 - James G. Macallister - J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #454, 1/1944: 426 $55 - George H. Clapp - ANS.
MS-60 George H. Earle, Jr. - Henry Chapman 6/1912: 3412$7. Alvin J. Fink s Elmer S. Sears, 1930Â· HenryC. Hines. Dr. William H. Sheldon, 2/1948 - Judge Thomas L. Gaskill - New Netherlands Coin Co., privately 11/1956. Dorothy Paschal - Joe Flynn & Son Rare Coins - Jerry A Bobbe - Myles Z. Gerson - Jerry A Bobbe - C. Douglas Smith - Gordon J. Wrubel, 5/1975Â· Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz - Douglas Robbins Rare Coins FPL, June 1976 $1,650 - George Hope.
AU-55 Samuel W. Wolfson - Stack's 5/1963: 50 $300 - unknown. Lester Merkin 11/1968: 166 $575 - Gene Reale. Bowers and Merena 8/1995: 13 $22,000 - Gene Reale. Sotheby's (New York) #7083, 1/1998: 28 $15,400.
AU-55 Howard R. Newcomb" J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/1945: 269 $55 - Milton A Holmes - Stack's 10/1960: 1414 $270 - Louis Helfenstein - Lester Merkin 8/1964: 17 $500 - Herbert Rubin. Reverse illustrated in Early American Cents and in Penny Whimsy.
AU-55 Howard R. Newcomb - J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/1945: 270 $45 - unknown - Frank H. Masters, Jr. - Rare Coin Company of America 5/1971: 128 $450 - Rare Coin Company of America - Jerry A. Bobbe - Harlan Berk - American Auction Association 5/1973: 132 $800 - Del Bland - Jeffrey Oliphant. Reverse illustrated in Clapp.
AU-55 Sheraton Coin Co. - 1947 ANA (Numismatic Gallery #40): 839 $36 - Rev. Glenn E. Copeland.
AU-55 George Pappas, 11/13/1949 - C. Douglas Smith - Gene Reale.
AU-50 Henry C. Miller - Thomas L. Elder 4/1917: 760 $17 - R. E. Brown - Thomas L. Elder 3/1918: 359 $7.75 - Dr. Christian A. Allenburger - B. Max Mehl#111, 3/1948: 434 $18 - Willard C. Blaisdell - Del Bland, 2/19/1975 - C. Douglas Smith. State I.
AU-50 Lester Merkin 9/1974: 279 $850 - Mulford B. Simons, Jr. (M. B. Simons & Associates, Ltd.) FPLs, 1975- 1977 $950.
AU-50 Wayte Raymond, 9/1924 - George H. Clapp - ANS. Obverse and reverse illustrated in Noyes.
AU-50 Brown's (Edinburgh, Scotland), 10/14/1955 - Eugene Exman.
AU-50 Charles E. Clapp, Sr., 3/1921 - George H. Clapp - ANS - (no longer in ANS collection).
AU-50 Peter Mougey - William H. Woodin - Thomas L. Elder #43, 9/1910: 37 $9.25 - Henry Chapman - unknown - Dr. James O. Sloss, 9/1958 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - A. Kosoff 10/1959: 45 $110 - John J. Pitman - Dr. E. Yale Clarke - Stack's 10/1975: 54 $525.
AU-50 Del Bland - Julian Leidman - William Freeman.