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1798 S-173 R3 Style II Hair, Small 8. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. CAC.

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Goldberg Auctioneers Auction February 2020 Pre-Long Beach U.S. & World Coin Auction #115 Feb-2020 Lot 312 1798 S-173 R3 Style II Hair, Small 8. PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. CAC.Frosty reddish steel brown and light chocolate with darker steel brown toning on the highpoints and lighter steel brown in protected areas. The only marks, and they are insignificant, are a thin diagonal nick on the throat near the jaw and a tiny planchet flake in the dentils under the first 0 in the denominator. Neither mark is visible to the unaided eye and this cent has excellent eye appeal. M-LDS, Breen state VII early. The cud break at RTY is bold but the die crack through the tops of LI to the dentils at the left is faint. Struck with the reverse die rotated 20 degrees CCW. This is the plate coin for the die variety in the 1991 Noyes reference. Graded AU55 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #23320. Bland says AU55 and tied for CC#5. Our grade is AU55. Comes with an uninterrupted provenance that has been traced back for nearly 140 years, and it includes several renowned collectors of early large cents. The attribution and Nancy & Bryan Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; 1 finer in 63 (PCGS # 36089) Value $17,500 - UP Ex Charles I. Bushnell-Lorin G. Parmelee, S. H. & H. Chapman 6/20/1882:2638-George W. Cogan-William Cutler Atwater, B. Max Mehl #108, 6/18/1946:23-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 3/7/1977-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/2004:392-Thomas D. Reynolds, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2016:174-Nancy & Bryan Collection (includes the Reynolds collection envelope and Goldberg lot ticket).