Obverse S. LIB almost touch. Closest date of the year.
Die states: I. No cracks. Very rare.
II. Faint clash marks below ribbon. Reverse has two faint cracks, from ME to rim and from R to rim. Newcomb 5-Db.
III. Faint arc crack through LIBER. Newcomb 5b-Db.
IV. Obverse crack extends through R and left arm of T to rim. Anew crack slants up from end of the drapery, about parallel to the rim. Additional clash marks below the chin.
V. Reverse cracked from the rim through ST, leaf below adjacent A, top right double leaf, and between so to the rim. Newcomb 5c-Dc.
VI. Obverse has at least six additional sets of clash marks above the knot. Reverse cracked through tops of OF to the rim between F A. Newcomb 5c-Dd.
VIII. Rust develops near 180, on the bust, and in the field above; cracked from the shoulder loop to O. Reverse crack joins top left and right leaves.
VIII. Die failing at rim below 18. Reverse cracked from S(T) to adjacent leaf near its base; the crack of state
VIX. extends to the right joining the earlier crack between s o. Newcomb 5c-De.
IX. Two narrow rim breaks below 18 and left. Reverse cracked from the rim to (T)A. Clapp called it "5c-Df."
X. A piece has fallen out of the die between the two long cracks atop the wreath, affecting the top leaf tips.
The die is failing at TES. Extremely rare.
Equivalents: Proskey 8. Doughty 171. McGirk 4A, 4B, 4C. Ross 6-H. Newcomb 8. Sheldon 230. EAC 8.
Remarks: Lot 500 from the Jack H. Robinson collection sale has a mint clip touching ER(T). (Superior Galleries, January 1989.)
MS-60 Dr. George P. French, 3/21/1929 - B. Max Mehl FPL, 1929: 281 $50 - Howard R. Newcomb - J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/1945: 350 $26 - Hollinbeck
Stamp and Coin Co., privately 5/5/1949 - C. Douglas Smith, 9/1959 - Dr. William H. Sheldon, 4/19/1972 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner, 3/27/1992 - C. Douglas Smith. State V. Obverse and reverse illustrated in Newcomb, in Penny Whimsy, and in Noyes.
AU-55 Purchased in the latter part of the 19th century by George L. Davis - Stack's 4/1954: 1611 $65 - New Netherlands Coin Co., privately. Dr. James O. Sloss, 9/ 1958 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - A. Kosoff 10/1959: 65 $220 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/1973: 545 $850 - Gordon J. Wrubel.
AU-55 A veteran American collector - Thomas L. Elder 7/1920: 690.
AU-50 With some blunt striking. Hillyer Ryder, 5/1945 - Wayte Raymond, privately - Dr. William H. Sheldon - C. Douglas Smith, 3/30/1992 - Eric Streiner - Superior Galleries 10/1992: 111 $1,265 - Gene Sanders (Coinko) - Kurt R. Krueger #125, 11/1992: 185 - Jack H. Beymer and Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz.
AU-50 Francis H. Lee, circa 1913 - Essex Institute - Stack's 2/1975: 153 $400.
EF-45 Julian Leidman, 1971 - Robinson S. Brown, Jr - Superior Galleries 9/1986: 340 $880 - Dr. Michael Eisenberg. State VIII.
EF-45 Wayte Raymond 2/1947: 89 $38.50 - Harold Bareford, 9/13/1985 - Herman Halpern - Stack's 3/1988: 206 $1,430 - Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz.
EF-45 Bowers and Ruddy Galleries 10/1976: 1488 $490 - Bowers and Ruddy Galleries FPLs, 1978-1979 $595.
EF-45 John E. Borhek - William C. Noyes - Early American Coppers 5/1990: 60 withdrawn. William C. Noyes - Douglas F. Bird, 7/26/1997. Michael ''Mickey'' Arconti.
EF-45 Benjamin True - William Hesslein #140, 2/1931: 152 - George H. Clapp - ANS. Reverse illustrated in Early American Cents.
EF-45 Dr. Scott R. Swope - Bowers and Merena 9/1985: 23 $1,210 - Anthony Terranova - Superior Galleries 1/1986: 333 $1,210 - C. Douglas Smith, 3/30/1992 - Eric Streiner - Superior Galleries 10/1992: 112 $1,760 - Anthony Terranova.
EF-45 Sheraton Coin Co. - 1947.ANA (Numismatic Gallery #40): 866 $16 - T. James Clarke, 12/1954 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - A. Kosoff 4/1956: 81 $30 - Robert J. Kissner - Stack's 6/1975: 347 $310.
EF-45 F. N. Boyle - B. Max Mehl #62, 11/1921: 1450 $8.75 - George H. Clapp - ANS - (no longer in ANS collection). State Ill. Obverse illustrated in Newcomb.
EF-45 Frank H. Masters, Jr. - Rare Coin Company of America 5/1971: 144 $200.
EF-45 Robert F. Batchelder - Chuck Furjanic.
EF-45 A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London) - New Netherlands Coin Co. #52, 12/1958: 120 $77.50 - Stack's. Dorothy Nelson - Stack(s 2/1976: 63 $250 - Ed Hipps (Ed's Coin & Stamp Shop).
EF-45 Hazen B. Hinman - Paramount International Coin Corp. 4/1965: 175 $220.