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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse Large Cents
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2545 1793 Chain, AMERICA. S.4 AG-3 $3,000.00
1793 Chain, AMERICA. S.4. About Good-3 overall with the obverse being essentially that of a full Good-4....
About Good-3 overall with the obverse being essentially that of a full Good-4. LIBERTY is bold, however there is a bit of weakness at the bottom of the date on the obverse. The outline of Liberty on the obverse is entirely complete, as are the chain and central legends on the reverse. There are a few ancient hairline scratches beneath the obverse patina that are entirely consistent with the...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse Large Cents
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2546 1793 Wreath. Sheldon 9. Horizontal Stem, Large Round Bow. Mint State-65 MS-65 $150,000.00
1793 Wreath. Sheldon 9. Horizontal Stem, Large Round Bow. Mint State-65. The stem of the sprig parallels...
The stem of the sprig parallels the top of the date, the reverse shows all four trefoils in the wreath lined up with the word CENT. The obverse shows a meticulous strike with full detail in all locks of Liberty's hair and a bold dot on her cheek. The obverse is a pleasing light brown with an undercurrent of faded red. The reverse offers substantial red underlying superficial light brown...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Liberty Cap Large Cents
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2547 1793 Liberty Cap. S.13 (R-4-) G-4 $4,000.00
1793 Liberty Cap. S.13 (R-4-). A generally smooth, medium brown Good-4 specimen. The profile, cap,...
A generally smooth, medium brown Good-4 specimen. The profile, cap, and nearly all of the hair is outlined on the obverse. LIBERTY is bold, and the 793 of the date is legible. The reverse wreath is largely complete, however perhaps a third of the peripheral legend and most of the central legend is missing. There is a single thin obverse mark beneath the patina that has been minimized over the...  more
2548 1794 S.31. Marred Field, Long Fraction Bar. Mint State-60 MS-60 $5,000.00
1794 S.31. Marred Field, Long Fraction Bar. Mint State-60. A beauty for the chestnut brown to tan...
A beauty for the chestnut brown to tan color throughout, with hints of bluish-red near the devices. A patch of surface porosity is present at 'TY' of LIBERTY, and there is a minor edge nick above the first 'S' of STATES. Further identifiable by a dull nick between 'CE' of CENT. A well struck coin that displays Liberty's hair curls in abundance, and the finer details of the wreath are...  more
2549 1794 S.65. Shielded Hair EF-45 $2,200.00
1794 S.65. Shielded Hair. Details of Extremely Fine-45, but with some surface nicks and cleaned and...
Details of Extremely Fine-45, but with some surface nicks and cleaned and retoned. A cluster of shallow small pits are found on and below Liberty's cap, but her face and the open right field are pleasing. On the reverse a couple of shallow, short scratches are found on the inside right of the left wreath leaves and a minor nick is found centered leaf pairs above the 'N' of ONE. The rims...  more
2550 1795 S.76b. Plain Edge AU-50 $3,300.00
1795 S.76b. Plain Edge. About Uncirculated-50. Well centered strike shows full toothed borders, top...
About Uncirculated-50. Well centered strike shows full toothed borders, top of 5 piercing the bust. Denomination is places well above the center on this distinctive variety. The medium brown color on both sides may have been enhanced.
2551 1795 S.76b. Plain Edge VF-35 $1,200.00

Detail of Very Fine-35 with a medium brown patina. A few minor scattered tics with the surfaces on both sides mostly hard and attractive. A small planchet clip at the left gives this coin its distinguished appearance.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Draped Bust Large Cents
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2552 1801 S.223. Blunt 1's, Fraction 1/000, Elongated Left Stem AU-55 $6,000.00
1801 S.223. Blunt 1's, Fraction 1/000, Elongated Left Stem. About Uncirculated-55. A handsome and...
About Uncirculated-55. A handsome and Choice example of this common and popular die pairing. The color is an even red-gold to tan on both sides, perfectly matched. Two minor toning spots are noted, one right of the date, the other on the upper right reverse left of the first 'A' in AMERICA near the denticles. A decent strike on the obverse curls, but soft on the left side of the wreath....  more
2553 1801 S.224. Blunt 1's, Denomination 1/1 00 AU-55 $7,000.00
1801 S.224. Blunt 1's, Denomination 1/1 00. About Uncirculated-55. A beautiful coin for the specialist...
About Uncirculated-55. A beautiful coin for the specialist which boasts traces of lustre near the devices and through STATES OF. Identifiable by a few microscopic nicks, mostly below the ribbon, but one tiny pin prick is found right of the Liberty's lovelock, and a minor speck is located near the edge on the obverse at the 3:00 o'clock position. The strike is reasonably sharp on the...  more
2554 1803 S.251, Farthest 1 and 3; Short Fraction Bar. Mint State-63 MS-63 $3,600.00
1803 S.251, Farthest 1 and 3; Short Fraction Bar. Mint State-63. Faded mint color with beautiful light...
Faded mint color with beautiful light tan lustre throughout. The obverse shows scattered specks, most of which are not distracting. The reverse has a darker area from the edge to the wreath covering 'OF' and a few other toning spots on the surfaces. Boldly struck on Liberty's hair and most of the wreath, as the majority of the leaves show their central venation. The surfaces are excellent...  more
2555 1807 S.271. Perfect Date, ''Comet'' Variety, Small Fraction AU-55 $6,000.00
1807 S.271. Perfect Date, ''Comet'' Variety, Small Fraction. About Uncirculated-55. The color is an...
About Uncirculated-55. The color is an even medium brown on the obverse, slightly darker on the reverse, but still even and glossy. A later die state with the ''Comet'' die flaw well developed and bold behind Liberty's head. There are parallel flaws in the right obverse field and a die crack on Liberty's neck confirming the later die state. Identifiable by a tiny speck touching the right...  more
2556 1807 S.275 (R-3). Perfect Date, 'ER' Well Above Hair, Large Fraction MS-60 $12,000.00
1807 S.275 (R-3). Perfect Date, 'ER' Well Above Hair, Large Fraction.  Mint State-60.  Light to medium...
Mint State-60. Light to medium brown on the obverse and reverse and attractive. The surfaces have tiny nicks from handling, none of which are deep or distracting. Identifiable by a pair of random nicks on the 'B' of LIBERTY, and another pair below the first 'T' of STATES. No spotting or corrosion is found. Struck slightly off center on the obverse toward the 4:00 position, which allows...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Classic Head Large Cents
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2557 1810/09. S.281 AU-55 $4,000.00
1810/09. S.281. About Uncirculated-55. The only overdate variety of the year. Dark brown and evenly...
About Uncirculated-55. The only overdate variety of the year. Dark brown and evenly toned on the obverse and reverse, with pleasing surfaces. Scrutiny will find a small patch of corrosion nestled within the outer points of the second star, and thin short scratches hidden within Liberty's curls. The strike is quite sharp, with all the stars showing their radial lines, and the overdate...  more
2558 1810 S.285. The Die Crack Variety. Mint State-60 or a bit better MS-60 $15,000.00
1810 S.285. The Die Crack Variety. Mint State-60 or a bit better. A beautiful coin that boasts light...
A beautiful coin that boasts light reddish-tan color throughout, a solid strike and seductive visual appeal. There is a faint hairline scratch in the left obverse field, beginning close to Liberty's chin and extending toward the fifth star. On the reverse a minute scratch or series of ticks crosses the first 'T' of STATES and curls up to the edge above the next letter. All seen have...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Large Cents U. S. Coronet Head Large Cents
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2559 1816 Newcomb 2. Mint State 63 (see below) $950.00
1816 Newcomb 2. Mint State 63. Randall Hoard variety. Both sides exhibit partial mint red, fading...
Randall Hoard variety. Both sides exhibit partial mint red, fading to light tan, and quite attractive. The surfaces are clean with minimal signs of handling. Identifiable by a short series of nicks in the left obverse field and a trivial toning speck below 'AT' of STATES. Usual later die state with extensive rim crumbling along the upper right obverse including above stars 11 and 12,...  more
2560 1817 N.11. Wide Date, Spaced 1 817, High Leaf Under Center of 'S'. Mint State-63 MS-63 $1,100.00
1817 N.11. Wide Date, Spaced 1 817, High Leaf Under Center of 'S'. Mint State-63.  Light brown to...
Light brown to olive with some fading red areas on the reverse. Cartwheel lustre and excellent surfaces throughout. Identifiable by a minor tick on Liberty's cheek and a minute edge nick on the reverse above the 'A' of STATES. Tied with perhaps a half dozen for the 4th finest of this variety. Early die state with no rim crumbling, and the recutting on the 'N' in CENT clear.
2561 1817 N.13. Close Date, Double Denticle Left of Date, 'C' in CENT Leans Right MS-63 $950.00
1817 N.13. Close Date, Double Denticle Left of Date, 'C' in CENT Leans Right.  Mint State-63.  A boldly...
Mint State-63. A boldly struck example of this variety which retains full cartwheel lustre. This would be a full Mint State-65 were it not for an old carbon spot right of the 'Y' in LIBERTY and a few others of less consequence. Intermediate die state with the engraver's scratch barely extending beyond the inner curve of the 'C' in AMERICA. Although a Randall Hoard variety, the present...  more
2562 1821 N.1 ¾ (R-6). Proof-64 PF-64 $26,000.00
1821 N.1 ¾ (R-6). Proof-64. Red. One of the finer surviving examples of this rare early Proof....
Red. One of the finer surviving examples of this rare early Proof. The fields and devices are wonderfully red, there being only the slightest degree of fading. Liberty is particularly well frosted and stands out clearly in contrast to deeply reflective mirror fields. Only minor hairlines are present, and the fields are almost entirely free of other signs of contact from handling. Identifiable by a...  more
2563 1837 N.7, 8. Plain Hair Chord, Wider more Rounded Bust, Close Date MS-63 $800.00
1837 N.7, 8. Plain Hair Chord, Wider more Rounded Bust, Close Date,  Large Letters. Mint State-63...
Large Letters. Mint State-63 with Claims to Mint State-65. Beautiful light brown to tan on the obverse, virtually free of contact save for a couple of microscopic ticks. There is one minute speck below the 'Y' of LIBERTY, and the reverse is perfectly matched in color and surface quality to the obverse. Thin arcing die crack on the upper reverse. This is the earlier die state (old...  more
2564 1841 N.1 (R-6). Choice Proof-63 CH PF $16,000.00
1841 N.1 (R-6). Choice Proof-63. Red. Bright Red throughout, the surfaces being very pleasing for...
Red. Bright Red throughout, the surfaces being very pleasing for the grade. This is a later die state of this rare Proof-only die pairing. There is an ever so trivial speck of carbon below Liberty's chin, as well as another between the '84' in the date. On the reverse, a thin hairline extends above the 'NE' of ONE. At the center of the edge adjacent to star twelve, there is a minute...  more
2565 1841 N.6. This is the Newcomb Plate Coin. Mint State-67 MS-67 $5,500.00
1841 N.6. This is the Newcomb Plate Coin. Mint State-67. Full red obverse and reverse, with outstanding...
Full red obverse and reverse, with outstanding eye appeal and mint color throughout. One minor speck of fading is found below Liberty's hair bun, and a thin keg mark is present at the center of the reverse between the 'N's, and a dull nick on the center of the 'E' of CENT. Further identification features are a minute edge flaw above star two, another similar minor flaw below 'ST' of STATES...  more
2566 1849 N.18 (R-7). Proof-64 PF-64 $16,000.00
1849 N.18 (R-7). Proof-64. Red and Brown. This delicately faded red specimen exhibits iridescent hues...
Red and Brown. This delicately faded red specimen exhibits iridescent hues of pale olive and brown in the fields. Close examination reveals only a handful of trivial carbon specks, one of which is located in the field at the tip of Liberty's bust. As expected, this glorious coin is fully struck throughout, with all of the stars showing their radial centers. The striking quality of these later Proofs...  more
2567 1854 N.23. Mint State-65 MS-65 $1,500.00
1854 N.23. Mint State-65. This glorious Gem is a bit muted but is quite close to full mint red. Original...
This glorious Gem is a bit muted but is quite close to full mint red. Original mint lustre cartwheels over the surfaces giving an astounding level of eye appeal. The strike is quite bold with the exception of a few stars that are a trifle flat. A stupendous example that has far better eye appeal than most similarly graded coins and is free of any of the pesky spots that are normally...  more
2568 1855 N.11 (Low R-7). Slanting 5's. Gem Proof-65 GEM PF $6,500.00
1855 N.11 (Low R-7). Slanting 5's. Gem Proof-65. Brown. Light chocolate-brown toning still retains...
Brown. Light chocolate-brown toning still retains considerable underlying mint red. Iridescent champagne and lilac highlights enhance both the fields and design features when examined under a light. All surfaces are wonderfully free of disturbing spots or contact marks that warrant attention. Extremely rare. Although no provenance is known, this coin could in all probability be traced into...  more
2569 1856 N.5. Slanting 5, Minute lines at Earlobe. Proof-64 PF-64 $6,500.00
1856 N.5. Slanting 5, Minute lines at Earlobe. Proof-64. Gloriously warm rose-red surfaces offer flashing...
Gloriously warm rose-red surfaces offer flashing brilliance in the nearly pristine fields, light rose on the bust of Liberty and tantalizing blue on the leaves of the reverse wreath. PCGS has certified 17 Proofs of this important date, only 10 in this coin's remarkable grade. PCGS PR64RB.
2570 1856 N.6. Upright 5. Mint State-65 MS-65 $1,000.00
1856 N.6. Upright 5. Mint State-65. Red but starting to fade to brown on both sides. An early die...
Red but starting to fade to brown on both sides. An early die state and well preserved, with minimal signs of handling. The diagnostic die lumps on Liberty's face are present, and it appears the serif of an additional '1' protrudes from the forward truncation of Liberty's neck, and the die file lines are present above OF. Strong visual appeal for a Large Cent, as most have faded to tan...  more
2571 1857 N.3 (High R-4). Small Date. Proof-65 PF-65 $10,000.00
1857 N.3 (High R-4). Small Date. Proof-65. Red and Brown. Either side of this lovely coin offers well...
Red and Brown. Either side of this lovely coin offers well balanced faded red mint color accented by delicate brown overtones. The surfaces are very clean and show no signs of contact. Identifiable by a short lint mark between the final pair of stars near the dentils, and a minor speck below the 'E' of STATES. No other spots or traces of carbon present themselves. Struck slightly off center...  more
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