||1812 1C Small Date, S-290, B-2, R.1, MS61 Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade XF45. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. An early die state with sharply defined stars, dentils, and peripheral legends. This deep walnut-brown Classic Head cent boasts a mark-free appearance and a good strike. A loupe reveals minor granularity above TES and west of the shoulder curl. Classic cents circulated into the 1850s, and although thousands have survived, most are well worn, dark, and corroded. Examples with unbroken mint gloss, such as this piece, are rare. 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 @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.