||1803 1C Small Date, Large Fraction, S-260, B-19, R.1, MS61 Brown NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade AU50. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The dies were reground to remove clash marks and strengthen the weak 3, confirming this example as Breen Die State II. The letters of LIBERTY are widely spaced on this obverse, which is shared with S-259. The reverse die is shared with S-261, identified by the outer point of the triple leaf pointing between O and F and the base of T in CENT visible within the covering leaf. This dark chocolate-brown example is smooth with just a few small marks visible on the hard, glossy fields. A scattering of small nicks on the portrait are seen with a glass. The hair strands are sharp as well as the drapery folds, although some weakness is noted on the portrait ribbons and highest curls, as well as on the high points of the wreath. 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4700.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.