||1802 1C 1/000, S-228, B-4, R.2, MS60 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade XF45. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Breen Die State II. Die rust on the bust and the beginnings of scaling in the left obverse field suggest this is a slightly advanced state of the dies from Die State I. Scaling is not yet visible in the right obverse field. The diagnostic die crack from rim through D to the wreath is not fully formed, but is present. Scaling is minimal between the D and S, although prominent die clashing is visible at STA. This popular variety inherits the 1801 incorrect fraction reverse and is the only such variety for 1802. Boldly struck, the present coin has a notable dark stain across Liberty's uppermost hair and into the field opposite the forehead. A small carbon spot sits in front of the lips. Both obverse and reverse are brown and tan (the reverse a shade lighter) with moderate luster. 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 @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5875.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.