||1798 1C Second Hair Style, S-184, B-45, R.1, MS64 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade AU55. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The obverse die has a cluster of tiny chips northwest of the 7 in the date. The reverse die is readily attributed by the die scratch from the right ribbon end to the nearby final A in AMERICA. A late die state with multiple clash marks from the bust outline on the lower reverse. This lovely chocolate-brown example has an even strike and smooth surfaces. A thin mark is noted beneath the TES in STATES, and two ticks are on the obverse margin at 3:30. Only this 1798 cent has been certified as S-184 in Mint State at either NGC or PCGS (8/14). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $11750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.