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1803 S-246 R3 "Mumps" Obverse. PCGS graded AU-55. CAC.

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Goldberg Auctioneers Auction February 2020 Pre-Long Beach U.S. & World Coin Auction #115 Feb-2020 Lot 103 1803 S-246 R3 "Mumps" Obverse. PCGS graded AU-55. CAC.Choice frosty medium brown and chocolate with a puff of reddish brown toning between the E & R in LIBERTY. The surfaces are smooth and the eye appeal of this cent is outstanding. The only notable marks are a vertical scratch well hidden in the hair at the back of the head, a collection of microscopic ticks on the neck, and a small planchet chip at the end of the wreath stem right of the fraction (as struck). Well struck EDS, Breen state I, with die clashmarks on both sides but before the small lump formed on the bottom of the jaw (the so-called "Mumps" defect). Graded EF45 Choice and CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #21744. Bland says EF45 and tied for CC#2 behind the slightly finer example that is permanently secured in the ANS collection. Our grade is EF45+. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Doug Bird Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; none finer.(PCGS # 36356) Value $12,500 - UP Ex an Australian dealer-Larry Plunkett (Plunkett Coin Co.) 2/1977-Richard H. Wright, Bowers & Ruddy 10/1977:863-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Myles Z. Gerson 1981-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/1986:364-C. Douglas Smith (via Jack H. Beymer) 11/20/1987-Douglas F. Bird Collection (includes the Naftzger collection envelope).