Condition Census 1798 S-176
Attractive medium chocolate brown and light olive with mint frost in the fields and protected areas. No roughness or verdigris, but there are several light rim bruises on both sides. The best identifying marks are a rim bruise over the A in STATES, a shallow planchet flake on the cheek left of the lips (as struck), and a spot of slightly darker toning over the N in ONE. E-MDS, Breen state II. The irregular die crack up from the bust tip is starting to form but there is no swelling in the field over the bust. Struck slightly off center to K-7.5, but the deviation affects only the dentils. Graded net VF30 and CC#3 in the Noyes census, his photo #23345. Bland also says net VF30 and tied for CC#3 in his census. Our grade is EF45 sharpness net VF30. An important cent that comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Husak Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label.
Ex Spink & Son, Ltd., New Netherlands Coin Co. 3/1973:43-Denis Loring 1974-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/2003:474-Walter Husak, Heritage 2/15/2008:2179-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 6/4/2017:471 (includes the last lot ticket)
Certification # 36098.50/13457942
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PRICE REALIZED 3,700.00