||1802 1C S-232, B-12, R.1, MS60 Brown NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade XF45. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Although not enough red is present for a Red and Brown designation, considerable mint luster enlivens the reddish-chocolate patina around the portrait and at the margins. The S-232 variety is easily identified by a long fraction bar that nearly connects the two surrounding ribbons. The word LIBERTY displays a large, low E and the T is corrected from an erroneous Y. This example represents Breen Die State II with die clashing from the wreath leaves above TY and also near the ribbons. Clash marks from dentils appear between the wreath and AMERICA on the reverse. Minor roughness around some of the lettering is visible under magnification. The variety is scarce this nice; this coin is likely within the top 15 known examples. 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 @ $40.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.