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1803 S-254 R1. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. CAC.

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Goldberg Auctioneers Auction February 2020 Pre-Long Beach U.S. & World Coin Auction #115 Feb-2020 Lot 197 1803 S-254 R1. PCGS graded MS-64 Brown. CAC.Lustrous golden tan. Sharply struck and essentially flawless except for a dozen tiny specks of dark toning (not carbon) scattered over the obverse. The only notable contact mark is a small vertical nick near the curl on the neck. M-LDS, Breen state IV, with a very strong die crack through the bust tip, and the area outlined by the crack is partially risen as a retained cud. Graded MS63 and tied for CC#3 honors in the Bland and Noyes census lists, Noyes photo #21099. Our grade is MS63 as well. The obverse of this cent is plated in the 1925 Howard Newcomb reference on the cents of 1801-1803, and in the 1991 Noyes reference on the cents of 1793-1814. Comes with a great provenance that has been traced back well over a century. The attribution and Great Pacific Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; none finer in BN at PCGS.(PCGS # 36377) Value $17,500 - UP Ex Lorin G. Parmelee, New York Stamp & Coin Co. 6/25/1890:811-Harlan P. Smith, S. H. &. H. Chapman 5/8/1906:1101-Dr. Henry W. Beckwith, S. H. Chapman 4/27/1923:28-Dr. Charles A. Cass, Stack's 11/12/1957:165-Emanuel Taylor 10/1960-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/1992-Eric Streiner-Tony Terranova and Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/1996:247-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 3/2001:16-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/2003:528-Walter Husak, Heritage Auctions 2/15/2008:2257-Great Pacific Collection (includes the Husak lot ticket).