1839 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-13. Rarity-2. Booby Head. MS-65 BN (PCGS)

1839 Modified Matron Head Cent. N-13. Rarity-2. Booby Head. MS-65 BN (PCGS).  A fantastic and essentially untouched Gem displaying rich chocolate brown shades. Tinges of crimson luster remain in the protected areas and speak to the overall exceptional preservation. Fully lustrous and completely without notable friction. A few specks of lighter patina are scattered throughout, appearing at Liberty's nose, the leaves left of ONE, and the second T of STATES. The dies are well worn, displaying strong flowlines in this late state of Noyes Die State A/B. A crack passes through the ES of STATES towards the rim above OF which was familiar to Wright but unseen by Noyes in the N-13 marriage.
 

Provenance: From the Paradise Collection. Earlier ex Heritage's sale of August 2017, lot 3065.
 

PCGS Population: 22; 12 finer.
 

PCGS# 1751. NGC ID: 225Z. 


$3,600.00


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1854 Braided Hair Cent. N-11. Rarity-2. MS-65 RB (NGC)

1854 Braided Hair Cent. N-11. Rarity-2. MS-65 RB (NGC).  Considerable Mint-red color highlights the steel blue patina across this lovely Gem. The surfaces are untroubled by abrasions of note, and the centers remain well defined despite a late die state equivalent to Noyes Die State B/B.
 

Provenance: From the Paradise Collection. Earlier ex Heritage's sale of November 2017, lot 19091.
 

NGC Census: 39; 18 finer.
 

PCGS# 1905. NGC ID: 226L. 


$780.00


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1793 S-3, B-4 Cent, PCGS VF25 Chain, AMERICA

1793 1C Chain, AMERICA, S-3, B-4, Low R.3, VF25 PCGS. The "Leaning R" variety and easily attributed as such. An important, yet scarce one-year type, the 1793 Chain cent boasts an original mintage of a mere 36,103 pieces. Since most of these coins disappeared into circulation, it is little wonder that the few extant representatives are always in strong demand among both type collectors and early copper specialists. Although moderately worn, this is a remarkably problem-free coin for the grade, with only a few trivial rim bruises and minor handling marks. The reverse is typically bolder than the obverse, but both sides display appreciable definition that includes a fully defined date. The flan is a uniform dark brown and is not porous as on the usual example. The fields are moderately abraded, and all of the links in the chain are fully detailed. A fine example which should produce strong interest from bidders. Our EAC grade Fine 12. (NGC ID# 223F, Variety PCGS# 35438, Base PCGS# 1341)
 

Weight: 13.48 grams
 

Metal: 100% Copper 


$34,400.00


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1793 S-11c Wreath , PCGS VF25 Cracked Planchet

1793 1C Wreath, Lettered Edge, S-11c, B-16c, Low R.3 -- 1/2" Cracked Planchet -- VF25 PCGS. Breen Die State III. PCGS identifies this piece as a mint error with a 1/2" Cracked Planchet. Unfortunately, they didn't tell us if this is a Lettered Edge or a Vine and Bars Edge. Because the obverse has heavy clash marks, and no Vine and Bars Edge coins exist with clash marks, we submit that this piece is a Lettered Edge example, and most likely S-11c. The smooth olive-brown surfaces exhibit minor handling marks but have none of the usual porosity found on most surviving Wreath cents. Our EAC grade Fine 12. (NGC ID# 223J, Variety PCGS# 35477, Base PCGS# 1350)
 

Weight: 13.48 grams
 

Metal: 100% Copper 


$12,750.00


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1796 1C (Cent) LIHERTY, S-104, B-45, R.3 -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. VF.

1796 1C LIHERTY, S-104, B-45, R.3 -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. VF. Ex: Carlyle Luer Collection. A nicely detailed LIHERTY with detail that approaches Condition Census level. The obverse has been lightly burnished, and the reverse shows light corrosion on this tan, olive, and steel-brown cent. Our EAC grade VG10.


$2,850.00


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