1798 S-165 R4 Style II Hair with Large 8 VF25+               $4250


Sharpness VF35 with microscopic specks of greenish verdigris over the N in ONE and under the fraction, but it takes a good glass to see them. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and the only notable mark is a dull rim nick at F in OF. Lightly cleaned and retoned a glossy chocolate and darker steel brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas of the obverse. Decent eye appeal in spite of the minor defects. MDS, Breen state II. Light die clashmarks show at the throat and in the wreath, but the reverse die remains uncracked. The reverse is slightly misaligned to K-12. Called VF25 and tied for CC#4 in the Bland census. Noyes says VF30 net F15 and tied for CC#6, photo #22951.

Ex Darwin B. Palmer-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:454-Richard Gross, 2006 EAC Sale, lot 159.

 

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