|Coins - US - Large Cents|
|Realisation Price||12,500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / January 2019 Long Beach - 27/01/2019 / The Dan Trollan Collection - Liberty Cap Cents / Lot 143
1794 S-39 R6 PCGS graded F12 Glossy medium chocolate brown and steel. The surfaces are smooth with only a few contact marks and no verdigris. The notable marks are a sharp vertical nick between the B & E in LIBERTY and a thin diagonal nick on the jaw above the throat. Possibly unique terminal die state, Breen state III late, with a very strong die crack arcing from the rim under the 1 in the denominator to the rim between the I & T in UNITED. The section of die outlined by the crack has started to shift outward, and the dentils between the U and fraction are clearly shorter as a result. In addition the dies have become out of proper axial alignment (the die faces are no longer parallel) causing the bottom of the obverse and opposing top of the reverse to be weakly struck. As a result the details on the upper half of the obverse and lower half of the reverse are significantly better that the overall grade of VG8 that we have assigned. This piece is plated in the Noyes reference to illustrate the terminal die state. Graded VG10 net VG7 and tied for CC#10 for the variety in the Noyes census, his photo #27862. Bland says VG7 as well and tied for CC#11. . This is the finest of the die state in both census lists, and to the best of our knowledge this is the only example known in the terminal die state. A wonderful cent for the collector of die states. And it comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Trollan provenance are noted on the PCGS label. Ex Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co., 10/11/1966-Herbert A. Silberman 11/1977-Chuck Furjanic-William R. T. Smith 12/18/1977-Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley, Superior 1/28/1990:197-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/2001:235-Jack Wadlington-Chris McCawley 4/2004-Dan Trollan Collection.