||1803 1C Large Date, Small Fraction, S-264, B-24, High R.4, VG8 NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade Good 6. Large Date with pointed 1, Small Fraction, berries 6-5. Struck from a near-terminal state of the dies (Breen Die State III), with STA of STATES obliterated from a sinking portion of the die and the obverse also weak at the curving die crack that runs from the right side of 1 in the date through the hair and lowest ribbon into the field. This example offers high quality and eye appeal for the assigned grade, with attractive, medium-tan color and undisturbed rims. The surfaces are smooth and pleasing for the variety, which is often found with corrosion and other surface roughness. Perhaps 100 representatives of the scarce S-264 variety exist, the finest of which grade VF or so. Few problem-free coins are found anywhere in the Condition Census for the die pair. With moderate wear and just one or two tiny marks as the only grade-limiting factors, this appealing cent will be of the highest interest to anyone needing an exceptionally clean example of the variety. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $18800.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.