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Categories  •  Stack's November 2005 U. S. Colonial Coins
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree Shilling. Small Planchet. Noe 17 (R-3) CH VF $5,000.00
1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree Shilling. Small Planchet. Noe 17 (R-3). Choice Very Fine....
Choice Very Fine. 63.4 grains. Delightfully smooth fields reflect years of cabinet storage with their light rose-gray obverse and measurably deeper reverse color. This planchet is notably ovoid, widest at its equator. This wholly pleasing coin shows light, uniform wear with no special problems. The die state is identified by its faint die rust, identical with the coin in the Hain Family...  more
2 1723 Rosa Americana Penny. Stop after REX. No stop after 1723. Br.122 BU $3,000.00

Brilliant Uncirculated. Bath metal. Original golden lustre can be found in many areas. Some very light granularity can be found only with the aid of magnification. An interesting coin from colonial America. NGC MS63 BN.
3 1773 Virginia Halfpenny. Period after GEORGIVS. CH BU $1,500.00

8 Harp Strings. 102.2 grains. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated and retaining the overwhelming majority of its original mint color. The surfaces are free of any undue spots or specks, and the presentation remains balanced and quite appealing.
4 1788 Connecticut Copper. Mailed Bust Left. Miller 16.1-H (R-4) EF $500.00
1788 Connecticut Copper. Mailed Bust Left. Miller 16.1-H (R-4). Extremely Fine. 'C' of 'CONNEC' rests...
Extremely Fine. 'C' of 'CONNEC' rests on the head, reverse shows a low '7', both high 8's overlapping the exergue line. Deep glossy brown surfaces and essentially fully round planchet distinguish this handsome coin. This remarkable coin is superior to the Perkins Fine/Very Fine example, shows a finer overall strike than the Extremely Fine specimen in the Taylor collection, and displays...  more
Categories  •  Stack's November 2005 U. S. Half Cents
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
5 1793 Breen 2, Cohen 2 (R-3). 15 Leaves Right VF-20 $3,500.00
1793 Breen 2, Cohen 2 (R-3). 15 Leaves Right. Very Fine-20. Here is a perfectly centered specimen...
Very Fine-20. Here is a perfectly centered specimen of this first year of issue for the Half Cent, featuring a Flowing Hair Liberty head facing left. Beaded borders are completely visible on both sides, if a trifle weak due to an overall surface graininess. Fields are generally medium golden brown, with areas of apple green patination mostly isolated to the central and upper obverse....  more
6 1793 Br.2, C.2. Head l., Cap on Pole VG-8 $1,500.00
1793 Br.2, C.2. Head l., Cap on Pole. Very Good-8. This coin saw its share of trouble-free circulation...
Very Good-8. This coin saw its share of trouble-free circulation but shows considerable major detail of bust, wreath and legends. Close study under a glass reveals field porosity, some faint toned-over scratches and pits at the reverse center. Light tan surfaces show some darker brown in the wreath.
7 1793 Br.3, C.3 (R-4). Short 7, L over Hair, Crowded Fraction VF-20 $5,250.00
1793 Br.3, C.3 (R-4). Short 7, L over Hair, Crowded Fraction. Very Fine-20. Circulation is light,...
Very Fine-20. Circulation is light, uniform and free of special problems. Surfaces are a satisfying light brown and reveal traces of microporosity under a glass. Here is an excellent Type coin and a bold variety representative of this historic first date.
8 1794 Br.2b, C.2a. Heavy Wreath, Small Edge Letters F-15 $1,200.00
1794 Br.2b, C.2a. Heavy Wreath, Small Edge Letters. Fine-15. Die State IV shows a die break in the...
Fine-15. Die State IV shows a die break in the denticles above 'BERT'. Smooth medium brown surfaces show die clash at chin, a small edge bruise can be found below the '1' in the date.
9 1795 Br.4, C.4 (High R-3). Punctuated Date, Plain Edge VF-20 $850.00
1795 Br.4, C.4 (High R-3). Punctuated Date, Plain Edge. Very Fine-20 or virtually so. Date appears...
Very Fine-20 or virtually so. Date appears as '1,795', lowest leaf points are at 'N' and 'C' in the reverse wreath. This obverse is boldly detailed, but the planchet is somewhat dished so that the reverse legend and wreath are bold but HALF CENT is essentially invisible. Light brown fields highlight the lighter-colored reliefs.
10 1804 Br.11, C.12 (R-4). Crosslet 4, No Stems. Mint State-60 MS-60 $700.00

A delightful strike is complemented by rich brown with traces of faded red and a delicate silver sheen. Close study finds evidence of a very subtle cleaning long ago.
11 1806 Br.3, C.1. Small High 6, No Stems AU-55 $450.00

About Uncirculated-55. Smooth light brown fields complement lighter, sharply defined reliefs. The reverse is slightly rotated. A charming example of a desirable date.
12 1806 Br.4, C.4. Large 6, with Stems AU-58 $550.00
1806 Br.4, C.4. Large 6, with Stems. About Uncirculated-58, on the cusp of full Mint State. Light...
About Uncirculated-58, on the cusp of full Mint State. Light brown surfaces show the last remnants of faded red, planchet appears lightly warped.
13 1828 Br.2, C.3. 13 Stars, Date 18 28, High Leaf beyond 'S' AU-53 $150.00

About Uncirculated-53. Smooth medium brown displays substantial faded mint red for colorful effect. Here is a Classic Head coin of significant visual quality.
14 1832 Br.1, C.1. Mint State-63 MS-63 $280.00

Glossy brown with some hints of mint color still remaining. Well struck with nice surfaces.
15 1833 Br.1, C.1, 1854 Br.1, C.1 AU-50 $220.00

About Uncirculated-50. The first coin is deep brown with traces of burnishing, the second is lighter brown with a rim ding, hints of old hairlines. 2 pieces.
16 1854 Br.2. Rust Pit on 'I.' AU-58 $200.00

About Uncirculated-58, virtually full Mint State. Crisply struck with sharp rims, medium brown surfaces exhibit intriguing reddish undertones for outstanding visual appeal.
Categories  •  Stack's November 2005 U. S. Large Cents
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
17 1793 Chain. Sheldon 3 (R-3) EF-45 $22,000.00
1793 Chain. Sheldon 3 (R-3). Extremely Fine-45. Here is a glorious example of our nation's first Cent....
Extremely Fine-45. Here is a glorious example of our nation's first Cent. A wealth of detail remains, all the way down to the fine individual strands of Liberty's hair. Magnification reveals some light granularity, but the surfaces appear smooth and hard to the naked eye. Careful scrutiny reveals clues of some subtle field enhancement in the past. The overall look of the coin is far...  more
18 1793 Chain. S.3 (R-3) VF-20 $5,000.00
1793 Chain. S.3 (R-3). Very Fine-20 details. The obverse appears relatively smooth to the naked eye,...
Very Fine-20 details. The obverse appears relatively smooth to the naked eye, but the color is a bit splotchy. An area of roughness at 'LIB' appears to have been present on the planchet prior to striking. The reverse is chocolate brown in color but does show pockets of verdigris. Despite the mentioned short-comings this is a presentable example of America's first Cent.
19 1793 Chain. S.3 (R-3). AMERICA. F-15 $11,000.00
1793 Chain. S.3 (R-3). AMERICA. Fine-15 with claims to higher grade. High 'R' in LIBERTY, close bases...
Fine-15 with claims to higher grade. High 'R' in LIBERTY, close bases on 'RT' are diagnostic for this much sought-after variety of the nation's first Large Cent date. This handsome coin's deep glossy brown fields complement light tan devices and reliefs for remarkable two-tone visual appeal. A glass reveals scattered toned-over marks in the obverse field but the overall quality of this...  more
20 1793 Chain AG-3 $850.00

Detail of About Good-3. Very rough, deep brown surfaces show the effects of long-term ground burial. There is not enough detail for an absolute variety attribution. The obverse shows Liberty's truncation, the reverse presents most of the chain and denomination but the legends cannot be deciphered.
21 1793 Wreath. S.10 (R-4). Injured Rim, Period after AMERICA. VF-30 $4,800.00
1793 Wreath. S.10 (R-4). Injured Rim, Period after AMERICA. Very Fine-30 from the standpoint of actual...
Very Fine-30 from the standpoint of actual wear, and a lower-end Condition Census example with a boldly impressed Vine and Bars edge. The sharply defined, diagnostic narrow area of the obverse border at 3:00 helps define this important variety. This example is a pleasing deep glossy brown, the reverse offering some porosity near the rim and a short toned-over rim cut at 5:00. Careful...  more
22 1794 S.21 (R-3). Flat Pole, Long Stems EF-45 to AU $3,750.00
1794 S.21 (R-3). Flat Pole, Long Stems. Extremely Fine-45 with bold claims to About Uncirculated....
Extremely Fine-45 with bold claims to About Uncirculated. A magnificent strike is seen in the crisply defined detail of head, leaves and legends. The obverse is a wisp off-center with a tiny dropped lamination under 'TY'. The reverse is strongly struck, protected by a very high rim. The tiny fraction with its curved bar is remarkably clear in testimony to the boldness of the strike....  more
23 1794, 1798, 1800 80/79 Large Cents, 1800 Half Cent AG to G $400.00

About Good to Good. All are deep glossy brown or reddish-brown examples displaying bold dates. 4 pieces.
24 1796 S.83 (High R-5). Wide Date, Leaf Tip to F. VF-20 $900.00
1796 S.83 (High R-5). Wide Date, Leaf Tip to F. Very Fine-20 or virtually so. This die state shows...
Very Fine-20 or virtually so. This die state shows a fine line joining the pole tip to the bust. Major details are bold and wear is generally trouble-free. A glass finds an old hairline or two well toned-over and of little visual significance. The reverse is in typically lower relief yet fully detailed. Pleasing light and glossy reddish-brown covers both sides.
25 1799 S.189 VG-8 $4,500.00

Very Good-8 details. This dark brown example has porous surfaces. All reverse motifs and legends are plainly visible. LIBERTY is missing from the obverse but the bust and the all important date are quite clear.
26 1803 S.243. No Stems, Double Fraction Bar VF-25 $325.00

Very Fine-25. Very strongly detailed and showing the extra final 'S' in STATES extremely sharply in the field far below the definitive letter. Deep brown and unusually attractive.
27 1805 S.267 (R-3). Blunt 1 EF-45 $750.00
1805 S.267 (R-3). Blunt 1. Extremely Fine-45. Beautifully struck and centered, this coin boasts smooth...
Extremely Fine-45. Beautifully struck and centered, this coin boasts smooth deep brown surfaces that are remarkably smooth and free of distracting marks. This grade places the coin in the lower quadrant of the CQR Condition Census. Pleasing in every respect, finding another specimen of equally high visual quality would be a task.
28 1814 S.294. Crosslet 4 AU-50 $1,800.00
1814 S.294. Crosslet 4. About Uncirculated-50. Here is a truly appealing Classic Head boasting full...
About Uncirculated-50. Here is a truly appealing Classic Head boasting full strike with bold outer borders. The upper reverse legend touches the rim and there is a shallow edge bruise to be found at 7:00. This coin's satisfying glossy medium brown surfaces add to its undeniable visual appeal.
29 1829 Newcomb 4 (R-4). Large Letters. Mint State-63 MS-63 $950.00
1829 Newcomb 4 (R-4). Large Letters. Mint State-63. Rich brown surfaces highlight the excellence of...
Rich brown surfaces highlight the excellence of the Matron Head Cent's strike. Obverse die cracks connect stars 1-4 and 11-13, while the reverse shows perfect die state. Here is an ideal coin for any high-quality variety or type collection. NGC MS63BN.
30 1831 N.7 AU-50 $260.00

About Uncirculated-50 with the smooth surfaces and bold appeal of a higher grade. Here is an exceptionally sharp, light glossy brown Cent that shows the Matron Head as it was supposed to look.
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