|Coins - US - Large Cents|
|Realisation Price||675.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / January 2019 Long Beach - 27/01/2019 / Balance of Copper - Liberty Cents / Lot 476
1847 N-13 R4 PCGS graded MS64 Brown Frosty steel and light chocolate brown with faded mint color covering about 15% of both sides. The surfaces are virtually flawless, but the planchet is covered with a very thin coating of lacquer or "Care" that subdues the luster and dulls the mint color that remains on the protected areas. A proper bath might be in order for this cent. A tiny horizontal nick on the lower half of the 7 in the date is the best identifying mark. Sharply struck with full details in all the stars and devices. LDS, die state d, with a small but clearly defined rim cud break over the R in AMERICA. Called MS62 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, his photo #31505. , tied for CC#6 in the Grellman census. Both grades may improve after removal of the coating. This cent was given to Ted Naftzger by Abe Kosoff as commission for cataloging the Admiral Bitler collection for sale in 1961, and Naftzger noted this fact on his collection envelope. The attribution and Naftzger provenance are noted on the PCGS label. Ex Sheraton, Boston, 1947-Admiral Worthington S. Bitler 4/1961-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/7/2009:771-William Hamilton Collection (includes the Naftzger collection envelope and lot ticket).