||1803 1C Small Date, Small Fraction, S-251, B-8, R.2, MS62 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade XF45. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This Small Date, Small Fraction variety is known for having the shortest fraction bar for the year, although the broadly repunched S of (STATE)S is an equally noticeable diagnostic. Hints of red enhance the dark chocolate-brown surfaces. The S-251 variety is available in most grades, but it is scarce in Mint State condition with just three coins certified finer than this example by PCGS and NGC combined (8/14). A few light abrasions are noted in the fields on either side of LIBERTY. Otherwise, the obverse is virtually without marks with the hair strands and drapery folds are sharp. The reverse shows a bold strike with minor encrustation near AMERICA. The eye appeal is decidedly above average. 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 $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.