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THE

Dan Holmes Collection PART III

LARGE CENT ERRORS

Sale 60, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 SESSION ONE, PART II

THE CROWNE PLAZA BEVERLY HILLS

Sunday, September 19th, 2010, following the Davy Collection, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Del Rey Ballroom 1150 South Beverly Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90035 310-553-6561

Lot 369-584 Large Cent Errors Lot 585-634 Ephemera

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Sale #61 November 6, 2010 The Manuscript & Collectibles Auction

Sale #63 March 26, 2011 The Manuscript & Collectibles Auction

Sale #62 January 30, 2011

Sale #64 May 29 -June 1, 2011

Featuring Collectibles And Historical Documents With Space and Aviation $15 US Domestic | $40 International The Dan Holmes Collection Part IV Late Date U.S. Large Cents $15 US Domestic | $40 International

Featuring Collectibles And Historical Documents With Space and Aviation $15 US Domestic | $40 International

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LARRY GOLDBERG

IRA GOLDBERG

CHRIS MCCAWLEY BOB GRELLMAN

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MANUSCRIPTS AND COLLECTIBLES

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BEVERLY HILL

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THE

Dan Holmes Collection PART III

LARGE CENT ERRORS Sale 60, September 19th, 2010

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All bids must be received 6 business hours prior to the Auction Session. Your Absentee Bid Form should contain bids for one sale only; the sale name and sale number should appear at the top. Please place your bids as early as possible. In the event of identical bids, the earliest bid received will take precedence. Bidders MUST read through our Terms and Conditions before submitting bids. These terms contain important information regarding our guarantees, billing, shipping, and return policies.

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If you are unable to attend the auction in person, and wish to place bids, you may give Ira & Larry Goldberg’s bid department instructions to bid on your behalf. Our representatives will try to purchase the lot for the lowest price possible, and will not purchase the lot for more than you indicate. This service is free and confidential. Note: Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles offers this service as a convenience to clients who are unable to attend the sale in person, and although we will make every effort, we will not be responsible for error or failure to execute bids.

If you have a “limit” that you must stay within you must clearly notate this limit on your bid sheet. We will buy your lots as inexpensively as possible but will not exceed your “limit”.

Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles has internet bidding available for those wishing to conduct bidding online. For those customers wishing to place prior bids via email or internet, please go to goldbergcoins.com. Click the “how to bid” button, then click the online fill in form. You must be registered with our firm to be able to participate in the internet bidding process. This service is free and confidential. You may view our online catalogues and bid live on our website or on ICollector at www. iCollector.com. Instructions and details are available online. Additional premium and terms and conditions apply when bidding through ICollector.com. You must be preapproved to bid live. Please note that network down time or internet speed may interfere with bidding. All internet bids are executed LIVE on the floor.

PLACING ABSENTEE BIDS To place bids, please use the Absentee Bidder Form provided in this catalog. Be sure to accurately put the lot number and the maximum price you are willing to pay on each lot. Always indicate a top limit or the amount which you would bid if you were attending the auction in person. This amount should not include the buyers commission noted in chapter 16 of the “Terms and Conditions of sale”.

MAIL BIDS When bidding by mail, you frequently purchase lots for less than your maximum bid. On the floor of the auction, bidding will open at 5-10% above the second highest mail bid: We act on your behalf as the highest mail bidder. If the auctioneer recognizes no other bids from the floor, you will be awarded the lot at the opening bid. If bidding proceeds from the floor, the company, acting as your agent, bids in increments over the previous bid. This process is continued until you are awarded the lot or you are outbid by the floor.

“OR BIDS” Alternative bids should be indicated by using the word “OR” between the lot numbers. Then if your bid on an early lot is successful, we will not continue to bid on any other lots for you. Or, if your early bids are unsuccessful, we will continue to execute bids for alternative lots until a bid is successful. Bids must always be placed in the same order as the lot numbers appear in the catalog.

TELEPHONE BIDS Bids may be placed by telephone, but are accepted only at Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles discretion and at the risk of the telephone bidder. We will not be responsible for error or failure to notify the customer in a timely manner during the auction. The telephone bidder must notify the company at least 24 hours prior to auction all lots the bidder is interested in bidding on. The telephone bidder should have a preconceived idea of the top limit that he/she would like to bid prior to auction. In some instances, the representative of the company will request this information at the time of auction. This information assists us in the bidding process by giving us a range to stay active in the bidding. We will not notify the auctioneer of your limit and will buy your lot at the lowest price possible.

BUYER’S PREMIUM The “top limit” you indicate on your bid form is for the hammer price only. Please keep in mind that a buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price of each lot you buy and is payable by you, together with the applicable sales tax and shipping charges which is applied to the total cost of your purchase (the total cost includes the buyer’s premium).

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE These Terms and Conditions of Sale set forth the terms of a public auction sale conducted in Beverly Hills, California by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., a Nevada corporation, California Auction Bond No. 3S95453300 (hereinafter, the “Auctioneer” or “Goldberg”). The Terms and Conditions of sale, the glossary, if any, and all other contents of this catalog are subject to amendment by us by the posting of notices or by oral announcements made during the sale. By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions. 1 This catalog contains the description of property of multiple consignors (the “Consignors”), and may include consignments from Goldberg, its principals, and affiliated or related companies and their employees, officers, or principals. All persons seeking to bid, whether in person, through an agent or employee, or by telephone, facsimile or mail, must have a catalogue and register to bid at the auction, either by completing a registration card or by completing the bid sheet incorporated into the catalogue. The Purchaser acknowledges that an invoice describing a lot by number incorporates the catalogue by reference. 2 By submitting a bid, whether in person, by mail, by phone, by facsimile or through an employee or agent, the Bidder acknowledges (i) receipt of the catalogue, (ii) that the Bidder has read the Terms and Conditions of Sale and the descriptions for the lots on which they have bid, and (iii) that they agree to adhere to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Acceptance of Bids: Anyone wishing to place bids on lots who will not be attending the live auction must submit their bid(s) at least six (6) business hours prior to the auction session. Bidder is responsible for verifying said bids were received by Goldberg. 3 Each Bidder’s determination of it’s bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s), rather than the grade represented in this Catalogue or elsewhere. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE PURCHASER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OF VALUATION CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES. All Floor Bidders acknowledge that the Auctioneer can decline to accept bids from the a Floor Bidder who is known to have not, in fact, examined the lot prior to the sale. 4 All material shall be sold in separate lots to the highest Bidder as determined by Auctioneer. If any dispute arises during or immediately after the sale of a lot, Auctioneer shall have the right to rescind the lot

offered and put the lot up for sale again. In all cases, Auctioneer’s decision shall be final. For the protection of any Mail Bidder, no “unlimited” or “buy” bids will be accepted. Goldberg shall have the right in its sole and absolute discretion to reject any such bid received. When identical bids are received for a lot, preference is given to the first bid received as determined by the Auctioneer. A mail bid will take precedence over an identical floor bid; a Floor Bidder must bid higher than the highest mail bid to be awarded any lot. 5 Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. No lot will be broken up unless the Auctioneer determines otherwise. Lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless Auctioneer directs otherwise. 6 All lots may carry a reserve. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions of Sale, a reserve means a confidential price below which the Auctioneer will not sell an item or will re-purchase on behalf of the Consignor or for the account of Goldberg. 7 The Auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller; a Bidder by mail, telephone or facsimile; or any other participant in the sale. The Auctioneer may also bid on behalf of the Consignor up to the amount of the reserve, by (i) accepting bids from floor agents on behalf of the Consignor, or any affiliated or related company of the Auctioneer or the Consignor; (ii) by placing successive or consecutive bids for any lot; or (iii) by placing bids in response to other Bidders. 8 Auctioneer reserves the right, at his sole discretion, (i) to accept or decline any bid, (ii) to accept or decline any challenge to any bid or bidding increment, (iii) to reduce any mail bid received, (iv) to open the bidding of a lot at any level deemed appropriate by the Auctioneer, and (v) to determine the prevailing bid. Bids will not be knowingly accepted from persons under eighteen (18) years of age

without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment that the Terms and Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. 9 It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another bidder to pay less than the fair value for a lot. Bidders in the sale acknowledge that the law provides for substantial penalties in the form of treble damages and attorneys’ fees and costs for those who violate these provisions. 10 Goldberg reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time, even after the hammer has fallen, until the Purchaser has taken physical possession of the lot. No Consignor who has registered to bid at the sale (or at any other time unless otherwise provided in the consignment agreement), or any Purchaser or prospective Bidder shall have a right to claim any damages, direct, consequential or otherwise, if a lot is withdrawn, even after the sale. 11 GOLDBERG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is for an amount (plus the fifteen percent (15%) Buyer’s Commission) (twenty percent (20%) with ICollector.com) that he or she is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile or other electronic media and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and the Auctioneer has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake. 12 THIS IS NOT AN APPROVAL SALE. All lots sold to the highest Bidder as determined by Auctioneer are final. Floor Bidders are encouraged to carefully examine all lots which they are interested in purchasing because all sales of items viewed by Purchasers in advance of a sale, even if the sale is by mail, telephone or facsimile, and all lots bid


upon by the Floor Bidders, together with all those presenting Goldberg with a resale cer tificate, out of state resale certificate, or similar evidence that they are acting as a dealer ARE FINAL AND SUCH ITEMS MAY NOT BE RETURNED. If the description of any lot in the catalogue is incorrect, the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by Goldberg no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the sale date. No return or refund of any auction lot will be considered except by reason of lack of authenticity, unless otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions of Sale. All lots are sold under the condition that any claims challenging grading, authenticity or methods of manufacture must be made in writing within five (5) calendar days of receipt of material. All disputed lots must be returned intact as received in their original, sealed and unopened container. Late remittance or removal of any lot from its original container constitutes just cause for revocation of all return privileges for any reason. 13 All prospective Bidders who are allowed the opportunity to examine lots prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. Goldberg shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. 14 Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Purchaser. Goldberg reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Purchaser. 15 It is the Purchaser’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in his or her possession. Purchaser assumes any and all RISK OF LOSS once the lot(s) is in Purchaser’s possession. 16 BUYER’S COMMISSION OF FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%) will be added to all purchases made by all Purchasers, except Consignors, regardless of Purchaser’s affiliation with any group or organization, and will be based upon the total amount of the final bid. ICOLLECTOR BIDDERS PAY TWENTY PERCENT (20%). 17 Pursuant to a separate agreement with Auctioneer, Consignors or their agents may be permitted to bid on their own lots in the sale and may receive a rebate commission

in whole or in part if successful. Under some circumstances, Goldberg may agree with a Consignor (i) not to require the Consignor to pay for all or part of any items bid upon or re-purchased by the Consignor; (ii) when or where an advance has been made, to have the Consignor pay an agreed upon difference to Goldberg; or (iii) to allow an offset against other transactions with Consignor. Where the Consignor has re-purchased a lot and the lot is either returned to the Consignor or otherwise dealt with or disposed of in accordance with the Consignor’s direction, or pursuant to contractual agreement, Goldberg reserves the right to so note in the prices realized or to omit a price from the price realized. Every Consignor who registers to bid in the sale, whether to “protect” a lot, or for any other purpose, agrees to all other Terms and Conditions of Sale per this agreement. 18 Lots must be paid for within 14 days of receipt of invoice or delivery. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, auction sales are strictly cash above $2,500.00 in U.S. Funds payable through a bank in the United States. Contact Goldberg for wiring instructions before sending a wire. Goldberg reserves the right to decline to release lots for which funds have not yet cleared. Credit card (Visa & Mastercard only) purchases will be accepted on totals not exceeding $5,000. On any cash transaction or series of transaction exceeding $10,000, Treasury Form 8300 may be filed. 19 Purchaser agrees to promptly pay, on demand, any sales tax, or any other tax, if required by law to be collected, postage, handling, and shipping insurance plus the fifteen percent (15%) Buyer’s Commission, and any other taxes required by law to be charged or collected, together with any interest or penalty that may be assessed.

20 Purchaser grants to Goldberg or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due Purchaser by Goldberg, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Purchaser in possession or control of Goldberg or from any sums due to Purchaser by Goldberg. Purchaser further grants Goldberg a purchase money security interest in such sums or items to the extent applicable, and agrees to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant Goldberg such security interest. Purchaser agrees that Goldberg and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Purchaser and in the possession of Goldberg, to the extent of

the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. 21 By bidding in this sale, Purchaser personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. If the Purchaser is a corporation, the officers, directors, and principals of the corporation hereby agree to personally and unconditionally guarantee payment as part of the corporation’s agreement to bid. The authorized representative of any corporate Purchaser who is present at the sale shall provide Goldberg or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by each principal, director and officer that they each personally and unconditionally guarantee any payment due Goldberg. 22 No bids will be accepted from Floor Bidders and Mail Bidders who have not previously established credit with Goldberg unless they first (i) furnish satisfactory credit references or (ii) deposit at least twenty-five percent (25%) of their total bids for that session(s), or such other amounts as Goldberg may require, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any deposits made pursuant to this paragraph will be applied to such Bidders purchases. Any unused portion of such deposit will be promptly refunded upon clearance of the funds. 23 On any accounts past due, Goldberg reserves the right to extend credit and impose periodic charges, pursuant to these Terms and Conditions of Sale or as set forth in the Purchaser’s invoice. If the auction invoice is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will earn interest at the rate of one-and-onehalf percent (1 1/2%) per month until paid. In the event this interest rate exceeds the interest permitted by law, the same shall be adjusted to the maximum rate permitted by law. Goldberg further reserves the right to resell the merchandise, or to have an affiliated or related company do so. Purchaser agrees to pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs and other collection costs incurred by Goldberg or any affiliated or related company to collect past due invoices, including reasonable costs of any resale of the merchandise. Purchaser also agrees to pay the difference between the resale price and any previous disbursements. Money realized from the resale shall be applied as follows: (i) to pay sums due to the consignor, (ii) to pay Goldberg standard commissions and fees for the resale, (iii) to pay Goldberg any sums owed to it by purchaser, and the remainder, if any, will be paid to the Purchaser. Goldberg reserves the right to assign its interest to any third party. (continued)


24 Goldberg may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Purchasers. 25 The Auctioneer may bid for his or its own account at any auction (even though it may not be required to pay a Buyer’s Commission, or other charges that other Purchasers may be required to pay) and may have access to information concerning the lots and items contained therein that is not otherwise available to the public. Any conflict of interest or claim of competitive advantage resulting therefrom is expressly waived by all participants in the sale. 26 If a dispute arises concerning ownership of a lot that has been bid upon, Goldberg reserves the right to commence a statutory interpleader proceeding at the expense of the Consignor and successful Purchaser and any other applicable party, and in such event Goldbergs shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 27 In the event of a successful challenge to the title to any goods purchased, Goldberg agrees to reimburse any Purchaser in an amount equal to the successful bid price actually paid by Purchaser at auction plus any Buyer’s Commission actually paid, in full and complete satisfaction of all claims, such reimbursement once tendered by Goldberg, relieves and releases Goldberg from any responsibility whatsoever to the Purchaser, even if the instrument is not cashed or is returned. 28 Goldberg reserves the right to postpone the auction sale or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages.

DISCLAIMERS AND WARRANTIES ALL ITEMS OFFERED IN THIS CATALOGUE ARE GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE. THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY THAT THE ITEM SOLD IS NOT COUNTERFEIT, THAT ITS DATE OR MINTMARK HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED AND THAT THE COIN HAS NOT BEEN “REPAIRED.” 29 Any other warranty is expressly disclaimed; Goldberg offers no representation that a numismatic item has or has not been cleaned; that any toning is natural or artificial; that any coin will meet the standards or grade

of any independent grading service; that any item has a particular provenance or pedigree, or that a numismatic item is struck or produced in a particular style. Any statement concerning such matters reflects an opinion only. Questions regarding the minting of a coin as a proof or as a business strike relate to the method of manufacture and not to authenticity. a. The descriptions contained herein represent the Cataloger’s good faith opinion, or the opinion of an independent grading service, as to the state of preservation and strike. When a grade from an independent grading service is utilized, the information is provided strictly for the convenience of the bidder by mail, telephone or facsimile. Bidders and Purchasers acknowledge that (i) grading is an art, not a science; (ii) the grades contained in the catalogue represent the opinion of the Auctioneer based upon its experience; (iii) it is possible that two people will not always grade the same items alike; and (iv) as market conditions change, grading standards change, and will most likely continue to do so in the future. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY GRADE DESCRIPTION, WHICH IS MERELY AN OPINION THAT IS LIKELY TO DIFFER, EVEN AMONG EXPERTS. PURCHASER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS CONCERNING AND RELATED TO THE GRADING OF A LOT BY AN INDEPENDENT GRADING SERVICE. b. Grading or condition of rare coins may have a material effect on the value of the item(s) purchased; and the opinion of third parties (including independent grading services) may differ from the independent grading service’s opinion or interpretation of Goldberg. Goldberg shall not be bound by any prior or subsequent opinion, determination or certification by any independent grading service. c. All oral and written statements made by Goldberg and its employees (including affiliated and related companies) are statements of opinion only, and are not warranties or representations of any kind, unless stated as a specific written warranty, and no employee or agent of Goldberg has authority to vary or alter these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Any alteration shall be effective only if in writing and signed by an officer of Goldberg authorized to do so. d.

Bidders shall have no recourse

against the Consignor for any reason whatsoever. e. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms and Conditions of Sale, COINS LISTED IN ANY CATALOGUE GRADED BY PCGS, NGC, ICG, SEGS, ACCUGRADE, PCI, NTC OR ANACS CACHET MAY NOT BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. Please note that lack of a CAC seal does not necessarily mean that a coin was rejected. Not all coins were submitted for examination. 30 By bidding in the sale, (whether in person, by mail, telephone or facsimile, or through an agent), Bidder expressly consents to the following

WAIVER AND RELEASES Purchaser, for himself, his heirs, agents, successors and assigns, generally and specifically waives and releases, and forever discharges Goldberg, and its respective affiliates, parents, shareholders, agents, subsidiaries, employees, members of their respective boards of directors, and each of them, and their respective successors and assigns from any and all claims, rights, demands and causes of action and suites, of whatever kind or nature, whether in law or equity, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, which Purchaser may claim to have with respect to and/or arising out of, or in connection with any challenge to the title to any good purchased, the sale itself and/or the auction, except for reimbursement in the amount equal to any bid actually paid by Purchaser, plus any Buyer’s Commission actually paid by Purchaser where such reimbursement is authorized in these Terms and Conditions of Sale. It is the intention of Purchaser that this waiver and release shall be effective as a bar to each and every claim, demand, cause of action and suit that may arise hereunder, and Purchaser hereby knowingly and voluntarily waives any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred upon him by the provisions of the California Civil Code, which reads in full as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” (continued)


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Errors = Mistakes = How Did That Happen??? Ephemera = Copies & Fakes = Why??? Who Did That??? For the past 40 years I have worked at a metal stamping company. Over that time I became more familiar than I had ever hoped with metal stamping errors. Nearly always the errors resulted in a ruined part and sometimes a broken die. This experience helped me sympathize with the problems encountered during the early days of the mint. I purchased my first errors from John Ashby in 1980 and 1981. They were an S-215 with a clipped planchet and then an S-211 that was struck off center. My experience has taught me that these kinds of errors are caused by feeding problems. That is, problems getting the stock properly positioned in the die. So what we are saying here is that after 200 years some things haven’t changed all that much. In January 1989 I purchased an obverse brockage and a reverse brockage at the Jack Robinson sale. Brockages result when a coin is made but is not ejected from the die. Then a new coin blank is put into the die even though the old coin is still stuck on either the bottom (anvil) die or the top (hammer) die. The press is then operated to make the new coin. However, the new coin is struck on one side by a die but on the other side by the old coin. These problems still exist even today and can be serious. We call the problem a “double-up”. Unfortunately, it can result in a broken die. Every once in a great while it can even result in a broken press. Then in May 1989 I hit the jackpot when Tony Terranova purchased a number of errors out of the Richard Picker Collection. This collection was sold by Coin Galleries as a mail bid sale. In turn, Tony sold me 11 errors which were Early Dates and Middle Dates. They were neat! About 2005 I began to acquire some ephemera coins. Typically, these were electrotype copies or genuine coins on which someone had altered the date. Lot 585 is a beautiful copy of the finest known 1793 NC-1. The original coin resides in the ANS collection and only other example is a heavily worn piece grading Poor-1. Lot 587 is an attractive electrotype copy of the unique 1793 NC-2 strawberry leaf cent. Beginning with Lot 590 there is a run of 11 “1799’s”. Seven are altered dates, three are electrotype copies and one is either an electro or a cast copy. For those collectors who want a COMPLETE date set of large cents I recommend looking at the eight lots beginning with Lot 611. Here you will find various versions of “1815”. As time went by I would typically add an error or a fake whenever I had a chance. Eventually, I began to wonder if it would be possible to form a complete date set of errors/fakes. If you look through the catalog you can see that every year is represented except 1806, 1824, and 1843. I imagine, with time, even those years could be filled in. Over the years, errors and epherema have provided me a lot of enjoyment. I am hopeful that you too will find them enjoyable. Dan Holmes Cleveland, Ohio, June 2010


The Dan Holmes Collection Large Cent Errors

369 1794 S-24 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center with Planchet Clip. A bit sharper with some minor roughness and a few contact marks including a pair of dull nicks at the eye. Traces of waxy dark greenish verdigris can be found in the roughened areas, but it is not distracting. Rather glossy dark olive brown. LDS with heavy swelling in the center of the reverse that obliterates ONE CENT. This piece was double struck. The first impression was centered on the planchet and the second was 10-15% off center to K-11.5 creating two dates. The second date is weak but easily readable and the 4 from the first strike is clearly visible under the bust tip of the second impression. Additional evidence of the initial strike is visible on both sides. There is a curved planchet clip under the date area as well, so this is a double mint error. Not the most attractive cent in this sale to be sure, but how often is a clearly double struck 1794 cent with 2 dates available in any grade? Estimated Value ................................................ $2,000-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 9/14/08:306.

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Lustrous egg-shaped 1794 S-28

370 1794 S-28 R2 EF45. Misaligned Dies on Egg-Shaped Planchet. Lustrous steel brown and chocolate with frosty lighter brown toning in the protected areas. Great surfaces and eye appeal, but the strike is abnormal. The dies were misaligned with the obverse off center to K-11.5 and the reverse off to K-9. In addition, the die faces were not parallel (axial misalignment) causing the bottom of the obverse and top of the reverse to be softly struck. The 94 in the date is faint but visible and the 17 is gone (was never there). The opposing legend at ATES OF is very weak as well. Interestingly, the planchet is thicker in the weakly struck area and thinner in the well struck part, just the opposite of what you see when the planchet is at fault (tapered planchet). This happened because the non-parallel die faces squeezed the planchet unevenly. Somehow the planchet ended up out-of-round, similar to a squatty egg. A beautiful and really interesting mint error. LDS, Breen state VIII. Estimated Value ............................................. $3,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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371 1794 S-31 R1 G6. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip/ Blundered Edge Letters. Glossy light to medium brown. The obverse is slightly sharper than the reverse, as usual. Smooth surfaces and no notable marks. Struck on a planchet with a rather large straight-edge clip (end of strip) at K-7 to K-9 on the obverse and over D-STAT on the reverse. This clip affected the Castaing machine which couldn’t grip the planchet evenly in the clipped area, the result being a very large space between HUNDRED and FOR. The clip is positioned between the two words, and the edge lettering opposite the clip (LAR O) is missing (and would have been jammed together anyway due to the slippage). A decent lower-grade example of a straight-edge clip error. The blundered edge lettering is an expected bonus. DWH #2284. Estimated Value .........................................$400-UP Ex Doug Bird 5/10/2000-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:6.

372 1794 S-56 R3 Office Boy Reverse VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F12 with several dull, very old scratches at the throat, a few more behind the portrait, and some shallow pitmarks under the cap. Glossy chocolate brown with greenish olive verdigris in the pitmarks and around TA in STATES. The date and legends are clear where contained on the planchet. Struck 15% off center to K-2. DWH #3259. Estimated Value .....................................$2,000-UP Ex 1976 EAC Sale, lot 2432 (plated in sale catalog)Denis Loring-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1985 EAC Sale, lot 57-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:266. 13


Beautiful double-dated 1795 S-78

373 1795 S-76b R1 Plain Edge VG7. Broadstruck. Glossy light chocolate and steel brown. Smooth and attractive. The only notable mark is a rim dent left of the cap. The date and LIBERTY are strong but portions of the reverse legend are weak or missing thanks to an uneven strike. MDS. Broadstruck (struck outside the restraining collar) allowing the planchet to flatten out more than normal, and the strike was slightly off center to K-9. The diameter is a full 30 millimeters versus the normal 28.5 millimeters. Estimated Value......................... $500-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2002 ANA Sale, 8/1/02:2474.

374 1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge F15. Double Struck with Rotation. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. The only marks are a couple faint hairline scratches in the field left of the lower curls and a small rim nick over the E in STATES. The planchet is nice and smooth on the obverse, but very fine roughness covers the fields on the lower half of the reverse. Boldly double struck with an 80 degree clockwise rotation between the two obverse strikes (CCW on the reverse, of course). The date from the initial strike is clearly visible in the field off the chin, and ample strong undertype is visible elsewhere on both sides. MDS, Breen state III. An attractive cent and a very impressive error strike. DWH #0104. Estimated Value .............................................................. $2,000-UP Ex Dr. Charles L. Ruby, Superior 2/11/74:664-unknown-1989 EAC Sale, lot 52. 14


A second double-dated Sheldon-78

375 1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge VG10. Double Struck with Rotation. Attractive glossy chocolate brown. Virtually perfect except for a small patch of shallow roughness near the dentils left of the lower curls. Boldly double struck, and both impressions were centered on the planchet but rotated 120 degrees between the impressions. There are two bold, complete dates: the normal one and another before the nose and forehead. Ample strong evidence of both strikes remains on the reverse as well, and the legend outside the wreath reads UNITED STATES OF AMATESCA with an extra fraction and ribbon at ST in STATES. A fantastic error with outstanding eye appeal in spite of the small patch of roughness. LDS. Estimated Value ................................................ $1,500-UP From the Davy Collection. Ex Robert Steinberg 11/10/70.

376 1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge NGC graded VF25. Off Center with Planchet Clip. Frosty dark steel brown and chocolate, the devices a few shades lighter than the fields. The surfaces are decent but a good glass reveals some very fine roughness and a few traces of minor verdigris. The only notable contact mark is a pinch or scuff on the dentils before the face. Struck 5% off center to K-9. In addition, there is a curved planchet clip at K-7.5 that reaches inside the dentil tips and touches the tops of ST in STATES. E-MDS, Breen state II. Our grade is VF20 sharpness, net F12. Estimated Value....................................................................................................................................................... $800-UP 15


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Heavyweight 1795 plain edge

377 1795 S-78 R1 Plain Edge F15. Heavyweight Planchet with Curved Clip. Ten points sharper but there is a patch of very fine roughness at the top of the cap and LIB with similar roughness covering the bottom of the reverse. Traces of reddish verdigris are nestled into protected areas around the fraction and wreath ribbon. No significant contact marks. Glossy dark steel and olive, the obverse displaying more gloss than the reverse. A curved planchet clip is located opposite the face and above MER. In spite of the minor clip, the planchet weighs 182.4 grains versus the standard of 168.0 grains for the thin planchet large cents. E-MDS, Breen state II. Estimated Value................................................... $600-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

378 1796 S-82 R5 Liberty Cap VG10. Off Center. Sharpness VF25 or better but covered with moderate granularity. No verdigris, but there is a relatively strong scratch slanting through the fraction to just below the C in CENT. Dark olive and steel. Struck 5-10% off center to K-10.5. The date is bold and the legends are readable, although UNITED is weak. EDS, Breen state I. Estimated Value.................................................... $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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379 1796 S-83 R4 Liberty Cap G5. Flipover Double Strike. Glossy very dark olive and steel with chocolate toning on the high points, the contrast helping bring out the details. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth with microscopic roughness under the glossy patina. No verdigris or marks. Double struck. The first strike was slightly off center to K-11. The planchet was then reinserted into the press (flipped over) and struck normally. Much clear undertype is visible on both sides, including a complete 1796 date on the reverse where RICA would normally be located. A dramatic mint error with 2 full dates. Removed from an ANACS slab graded G6 (ANACS label included, and it shows the attribution and flipover double strike feature). DWH #3412. Estimated Value .......................................................$600-UP Ex 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:165.

380 1796 S-84 R3 Liberty Cap G6. Off Center. A couple points sharper with fine granularity under a mostly glossy dark olive and steel brown patina. No verdigris, and the only significant marks are a dig at the rim left of the cap and a trio of smaller nicks near the rim left of the lower curls. EDS, Breen state I. Struck 5-10% off center to K-4.5 leaving the bottom of the 6 off the planchet. The remainder of the date and legends are clear. Removed from an NCS slab graded “VG details with environmental damage� (NCS label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2854. Estimated Value .....................................$500-UP Ex R. S. Brown, Jr., 3/18/77-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:19257.

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381 1796 S-91 R3 Liberty Cap VG7. Clipped Planchet. A few points sharper but covered with fine to moderate roughness. Slightly glossy very dark steel and olive brown. No notable marks or verdigris, but there is a curved planchet clip opposite the mouth and chin, as struck, and the clip reaches inside the dentil tips on both sides. The date and legends are clear. DWH #2679. Estimated Value..................................... $400-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/29/05:1244.

382 1797 S-128 R3 M over E in AMERICA VG7. Off Center. Glossy dark steel brown with olive brown toning in protected areas. Smooth and attractive with only trivial marks and no corrosion. A shallow planchet chip on the back of the neck is the only notable defect. Struck 25% off center to K-7 leaving the date completely off the planchet. The M over E feature, however, remains visible. DWH #3261. Estimated Value....................................................................................................................................................... $800-UP Ex 1983 EAC Sale, lot 183-Bill Noyes 3/29/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:290. 18


383 1797 S-137 R2 PCGS graded F12. Double Struck with Rotation. Slightly glossy very dark olive and steel, nearly black. Covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or contact marks. Double struck. The first strike was 10% off center to K-7.5 and the second was 5% off center to K-6 and rotated 140 degrees CW relative to the first. Strong evidence of each strike shows on both sides, including two complete, clear dates. An impressive error strike, but the imperfect surfaces are a distraction. EDS, Breen state I. Our grade is F15 sharpness net VG8. Estimated Value .................. $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

384 1797 S-138 R1 F12. Double Struck. Sharpness VF20 with several light rim bruises on both sides, and most of these have been smoothed to minimize the distraction. The notable ones are left of L in LIBERTY and over AM. Glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. E-MDS, Breen state III. Double struck, but the offset is only a half millimeter. The doubling is clearest on the date, back of the head, and at TED STATES. DWH #0166. Estimated Value........................... $500-UP Ex Ed Kucia 9/3/88.

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Fantastic double struck 1797 S-139 385 1797 S-139 R1 PCGS graded AU58. Double Struck Slightly Off Center with Rotation. Choice glossy chocolate brown with very attractive surfaces. Nearly flawless. The only marks are a couple tiny pinpricks in the field behind the head and another close over the right top of the E in CENT. Boldly double struck. The first strike was 5% off center to K-10 while the second was centered on the planchet and rotated 30 degrees CCW relative to the first impression. Much of the date from the first strike is clearly visible left of the second date. Additional strong evidence of the first strike shows on both sides, and the legend outside the wreath reads “UNITEDSTATTATES A AMERICA”. M-LDS, Breen state IV, with die cracks and minor swelling on both sides. A beautiful cent and a remarkable mint error. Our grade is EF40+, close to EF45. The PCGS label mentions the error and calls it “Double Struck in Collar”. Estimated Value........................................... $500-UP Ex Stack’s (privately) 9/15/99-Michael Arconti-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:29.

386 1797 S-139 R1 G6. Double Struck Off Center. Sharpness VG10 but covered with very fine roughness on all but the high points, which are smooth. No verdigris and only a few minor contact marks, including a couple hairline scratches hidden in the natural patina on the head. Slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown with darker olive brown toning in the fields and protected areas. Double struck. The first impression was 25% off center to K-8 and the second was centered on the planchet. The date of the first strike shows in the dentils just left of the stronger second date and TY from LIBERTY is easily visible on the forehead. Ample evidence of the off center strike shows on the reverse as well, including MERICA in the wreath right of ONE CENT. A neat error, just not very pretty. Estimated Value ...................................................$400-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:30. 20


Double-dated 1798 S-145 387 1798 S-145 R3 Large 8, Style I Hair VG8. Double Struck. Slightly sharper but the obverse is covered with very fine porosity. No verdigris or notable signs of contact, although a small, dull rim nick over the left side of the I in LIBERTY can be used to help identify this cent. Rather glossy steel brown and chocolate with a small splash of dark olive toning at the ER in LIBERTY (the one from the off-center strike). Double struck, the first impression about 15% off center to K-9 and the second properly centered on the planchet but rotated 40 degrees CW relative to the first (although the sequence of the two strikes is uncertain). Both dates are complete and clear. A remarkable double mint error. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VG10 (the PCGS label is included, and it mentions the off center double strike). DWH #3174. Estimated Value ................................................ $1,000-UP Ex Tony Terranova 5/06.

388 1798 S-154 R4+ Large 8, Style I Hair G5. Double Struck. Glossy chocolate brown with steel brown high points. No roughness or notable defects, just some trivial contact marks scattered about both sides. Double struck very slightly off center to K-10 with an offset between impressions of only a half millimeter. The doubling shows clearly on both sides. LDS, Breen state III, with much of the reverse legend obliterated by significant swelling. The date is clear. DWH #2431. Estimated Value................................................... $300-UP Ex Shawn Yancey, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:124.

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389 1798 S-157 R2 Small 8, Style I Hair G5. Off Center. A couple points sharper but covered with fine roughness that dulls the natural gloss of the surfaces. No notable verdigris or contact marks. Slightly glossy very dark steel and olive. Struck 10% off center to K-10.5. Estimated Value ............ $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

390 1798 S-160 Small 8, Style I Hair G5. Off Center. Mostly glossy dark olive and steel. No significant marks or other defects, just worn. A planchet flake on the bust and a pitmark just left of the numerator of the fraction are good identifying marks. Struck 5-10% off center to K-4.5 leaving the bottom of the 8 in the date slightly off the planchet. Estimated Value.......................................................................... $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

391 1798 S-161 R2 Small 8, Style I Hair VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F15 or slightly better but covered with fine to moderate roughness that dulls the surfaces. No marks or verdigris. Dark steel and olive. Sharply struck 10% off center to K-4.5. The bottom half of the 98 is off the planchet but everything that made it on to the planchet is bold. LDS, Breen state IX, with a strong cud break over ATES. Estimated Value $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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Attractive off center Sheldon-165

392 1798 S-165 R4 Large 8, Style II Hair F12. Off Center. Glossy olive brown and chocolate. Smooth surfaces with only a few minor contact marks, mostly on the unstruck portion of the planchet. Struck 20% off center to K-2. MDS, Breen state II. An attractive mint error on a tough die variety. Estimated Value............................................................. $2,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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Triple dated 1798 S-169

393 1798 S-169 R3 Small 8, Style II Hair VG10+. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Nice glossy medium brown and chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and relatively free of marks. A thin vertical nick on the shoulder and a small pinprick in the field close to the upper ribbon tip are the best identifying marks. Very close to F12. Double struck over an obverse brockage. The initial strike was an obverse brockage impressed slightly off center to K-6. The second strike was properly centered with the reverse struck over the incuse brockage impression. This second strike was rotated 20 degrees CCW relative to the first. Much of the undertype shows on both sides, including three complete dates, two normal on the obverse and one incuse on the reverse at STAT (from the brockage). A great multiple error. DWH #2497. Estimated Value...................................................................................... $2,000-UP Ex C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:382.

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Incredible 1798 S-170 on 1797 British East India Company token

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ham, England, to the US Mint. After all, Boulton supplied about two-thirds of all the large cent planchets we used from 1797 to 1837 while also preparing planchets for British mints. Even today, with all the production controls at the US Mint, we sometimes encounter modern pieces struck on planchets intended for something quite different. The 1797 1/48 rupee coppers were 31.0 millimeters in diameter with a weight of 205-206 grains, and this 1798 large cent measures 31.26 millimeters and weighs 204.0 grains (remember, the large cent standard was 28.0 mm and 168.0 grains). This piece appears to be unique, and its significance from an historical perspective is certainly significant. Removed from a PCGS slab graded G4. The PCGS label is included, and it mentions that the cent is “Struck on Great Britain East India Co. Token”. Our grade is consistent with the slab grade.

1798 S-170 R3 Small 8, Style II Hair G4. Struck over Lettered Edge Token from the British East India Company. Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. The surfaces are decent but not perfectly smooth as a glass reveals microscopic roughness in the fields. No verdigris, just minor marks consistent with the grade. A light rim bruise under the lowest curl is a good identifying mark. Basically just well worn. Inexplicably struck over a coin issued by the British East India Company. The edge is lettered “ENGLISH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY” and the edge lettering is strong. There is no identifiable undertype, although the low grade and imperfect surfaces would make identifying any undertype difficult at best. Most likely this was a planchet manufactured by Matthew Boulton for a 1797 1/48 rupee copper made for the British East India Company at the Soho Mint (Birmingham, England). And it appears that planchet (or possibly a struck 1/48 rupee coin) got inadvertently mixed in with a shipment of planchets from Matthew Boulton of Birming-

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395 1798 S-172 R2 Small 8, Style II Hair VG8. Off Center. Sharpness F15 but covered with fine roughness, strongest on the reverse. There is some very fine greenish verdigris dusted into protected areas on the reverse. The only notable contact mark is a rim nick at the I in AMERICA. Slightly glossy dark olive brown with lighter chocolate toning on the high points. Struck 15% off center to K-4.5. Only the top edge of the date remains on the planchet. Estimated Value ................... $1,000-UP Ex Denis Loring-R. S. Brown, Jr.

396 1798 S-174/175 R2/3 Small 8, Style II Hair G4. Obverse Brockage. Slightly sharper with a trio of shallow dents on the lower portion of the obverse, the strongest of these in the hair left of the shoulder. Otherwise the surfaces are nice and smooth, free of notable marks or roughness. The 179 are weak but readable and the 8 is clear. Glossy chocolate brown, darker in the protected areas and lighter on the high points. An obverse brockage strike with a normal obverse on one side and an incuse impression of that same obverse (brockage strike, struck against the obverse of a previously struck example that didn’t eject from the coining press) rotated 30 degrees CCW from the normal obverse. The date on the brockage side is clearer than it is on the normal side, all 4 digits easily readable. Since this obverse die was used for both the S-174 and S-175 varieties, it is impossible to be sure which variety was being struck when this brockage error was minted. DWH #2285. Estimated Value.................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Tony Terranova 11/5/81-unknown-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:38. 26


397 1798 S-177 R4+ Small 8, Style II Hair G5. Off Center. Rather glossy chocolate and steel brown with hints of reddish chocolate on both sides. The surfaces are mostly smooth with only traces of microscopic roughness on the lower part of the reverse. The notable marks are a small punchmark on the throat and an old vertical scratch in the field before the throat. EDS, Breen state II. Struck 10% off center to K-10.5. The date is complete and clear and the legend on the upper right part of the reverse is strong (so strong it suggests a much higher grade than the G5 assigned). DWH #3454. Estimated Value............................................... $400-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/10/08:1195.

398 1798 S-177 R4+ Small 8, Style II Hair PCGS graded VG8. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with darker olive brown toning nestled into the protected areas. There is a patch of microscopic roughness in the field above the bust tip but the remainder of the planchet is smooth. No verdigris, and the only marks are some faint hairline scratches at the back of the head into the field over the ribbon. Struck 10% off center to K-7 leaving all but the very top of the 8 in the date off the planchet. Our grade is G6. The PCGS label mentions the 10% off center error. Estimated Value ............................................. $400-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/20/05:1286. 27


399 1798 S-179 R2 Small 8, Style II Hair G6. Double Struck over Off Center Obverse Brockage. Sharpness near F12 but covered with fine to moderate roughness under a slightly glossy dark olive and steel patina. No notable contact marks or verdigris. Close to VG7. Double struck. One strike was normal and another was an obverse brockage struck 65% off center to K-3. The 1 and some of the lower curls of the normal side of the off center strike are visible in the field before the portrait. The reverse displays an incuse impression of LI (from LIBERTY) right of the T in CENT from the off center brockage strike. This brockage impression does not line up with the obverse impression left by the off-center strike suggesting things were really jammed up at this point. An impressive multiple mint error (double strike, off center, obverse brockage). The date and legends are clear for what remains of the centered strike. Estimated Value .......................................................................................................................................................$750-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:39-2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:172.

400 1798 Small 8 Fair-2. Delaminated Planchet. Glossy chocolate brown. There are some marks, but the major feature of this cent is a large lamination from a split planchet covering the upper half of the reverse, and the laminated part is gone leaving distorted details in that area. The date is weak but easily readable, and portions of the legends remain visible as well. Pieces with a small delamination are often available, but pieces with such a large detached lamination are extremely rare. DWH #3363. Estimated Value........................................................... $100-UP Ex Robert Miller 4/16/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:903. 28


Attractive obverse brockage of 1800/179 overdate

401 1800 S-194 R3 Overdate 80 over 79, Style II Hair F15. Obverse Brockage with Rotation. Sharpness VF20 but there is a dull hairline scratch down the neck and a pair of light rim bruises just left of the lowest curl. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and display only a few minor contact marks. Glossy chocolate and darker steel brown. Sharply impressed dentils are clearly visible above ERT in LIBERTY. While this obverse die was used on both S-194 and S-195, the die state is consistent with the earlier S-194 marriage. The incuse obverse impression on the “reverse� is rotated 35 degrees CW from a normal head-to-head brockage impression. The overdate feature is bold. An attractive example of a neat error strike. Graded VF20 by Bland. DWH #0211. Estimated Value ...........................................$2,000-UP Ex Richard Picker-Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1056 (via Tony Terranova). 29


402 1800 S-208 R3 VG10+. Double Struck with 180 Degree Rotation. Nice glossy chocolate and steel brown. Slightly sharper but there are three dull nicks or planchet voids in the hair below the ear and a small nick on the base of the I in UNITED, plus a tiny pitmark touching the ribbon over the fraction. Double struck, the second impression rotated nearly 180 degrees relative to the first. The undertype BERTY shows strongly where the date should be on the second strike and an inverted fraction shows clearly at the top of the reverse. A wonderful mint error with excellent eye appeal in spite of the minor defects, which are easily missed. DWH #2486. Estimated Value...................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Denis Loring 4/72-John D. Wright, 2003 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/26/03:437-Chris McCawley 8/31/04.

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403 1800 S-208 R3 G4. Delaminated Planchet. Several points sharper but covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or significant marks. The planchet is split and at least 75% of the obverse side is peeled off, only LIBERTY and the top of the head remaining. One of the largest delaminations seen by this cataloger in over 50 years of looking. The date is gone, a victim of the lamination, but the reverse remains mostly clear. Very dark steel and olive. Late die state with a cud break at TY. DWH #3363. Estimated Value ...................................$100-UP Ex Walter Reed-Robert Miller 4/16/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:903.

404 1800 S-209 R3 AG3. Bisecting Planchet Lamination. Very slightly sharper with a patch of corrosion and pitting at the top of the head and a half dozen smaller pits filled with greenish verdigris on the reverse. Slightly glossy dark steel and olive brown. The date is easily readable and the legends are mostly clear. Nothing special except for a large, strong planchet lamination that bisects the reverse from the O in OF to the right side of the N in UNITED, as struck. DWH #3166. Estimated Value............................ $50-UP Ex Doug Bird 5/06.

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405 1800 S-211 R3 G4. Off Center. Sharpness F12 but covered with uniform moderate granularity. No notable marks or verdigris. The date and legends are bold. Dark steel brown with a couple small patches of reddish brown on the reverse. MDS, Breen state IV. Struck 5% off center to K-2 leaving the tops of ERTY and ICA off the planchet. DWH #0233. Estimated Value ......................... $200-UP Ex Denis Loring-John Ashby 5/2/81.

406 1800 S-211 R3 G6. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just worn. A light rim bruise right of the Y in LIBERTY and a small nick on the top of the first 0 in the date are the notable marks. Struck 5% off center to K-7.5 leaving the bottom of the 180 off the planchet. LDS with swelling in the obverse fields. Estimated Value....................................... $200-UP Ex Fred Weinberg 6/15/80-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:323.

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407 1801 S-215 R4+ AG3. Clipped Planchet. Glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter chocolate high points, the glossy patina covering some very fine roughness, mostly in the fields. No verdigris. The only notable mark is a short hairline scratch at the second A in AMERICA. The date is readable, although the 18 is weak due to swelling in that area, and the legends are nearly complete. There is a curved planchet clip, as struck, just right of the date under the bust, but it does not affect any of the design. MDS, Breen state V. DWH #0239. Estimated Value ....................................$100-UP Ex John Ashby 5/30/80.

408 1802 S-231 R1 Stemless Wreath G6. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with a splash of darker olive and reddish chocolate toning at the back of the head above the ribbon. No marks or verdigris, but the spot is an obvious distraction. Struck 20% off center to K-1.5. The Stemless Wreath feature remains clear. Estimated Value ............................................................ $750-UP Ex Chris McCawley. 33


Breen plate coin

409 1803 S-243 R2 Stemless Wreath with Doubled Fraction Bar F12. Double Struck/Obverse Brockage Maker. Glossy chocolate brown with minor roughness hiding under the glossy patina. There are a few specks of reddish verdigris or crud in protected areas of the obverse. No signs of contact on either side. EDS, Breen state I. Double struck, but the doubling shows only on the reverse. This cent was struck normally but failed to eject from the press. Then a new blank planchet was inserted and struck against this cent. The obverse of this cent was pressed into the blank reverse of the new planchet creating an obverse brockage on the other cent. The reverse of this piece was rotated about 5 degrees between impressions creating strong, clear doubling on the wreath and legend. The obverse is not doubled, of course, but it does display the usual blunted details and wavy surface characteristic of a “brockage maker.” The stemless wreath and doubled fraction bar features of this reverse are visible but not clear thanks to the doubling. An interesting mint error that’s plated in Breen’s large cent encyclopedia (Oops chapter, page 842) to illustrate a “Close Overlapping Double Strike.” DWH #3267. Estimated Value ............................................................. $1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:344.

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410 1803 S-244 R4 VG8. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better but covered with light roughness that become moderate left of the hair ribbon. The incuse brockage side is smoother with only traces of microscopic roughness in some of the incuse designs. No verdigris but there are some obvious contact marks. These include a rim dent opposite the chin and several more along the left edge of the normal obverse. Rather glossy olive brown and dark steel with lighter chocolate toning on the high points and hints of reddish chocolate on both sides. An obverse brockage strike. The incuse and normal impressions are aligned with each other, but they were struck very slightly off center to K-10.5. Both dates are strong. Both sides show what appears to be a cud break left of the L in LIBERTY, and this could represent a new terminal die state for the variety. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VF20 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the “Full Brockage Reverse�. Estimated Value ........................................................ $2,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:52.

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411 1803 S-258 R1 Large Fraction AG3. Off Center. Slightly sharper but lightly corroded. No marks or verdigris. Slightly glossy dark olive and steel brown. The date is complete and easily readable but not strong. Struck 20% off center to K-2. Estimated Value............................................................... $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

412 1805 S-269 R1 Pointed 1 G5. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Slightly sharper with about 10 rim nicks on the reverse, and half of those are strong. In addition, there is a tiny rim bruise left of the head and a few faint hairline scratches on the portrait. Glossy chocolate brown. Double struck. The initial strike was a properly centered obverse brockage impression, and the second was normal but rotated 30 degrees CW relative to the first. The brockage obverse from the first strike is under the normal reverse. The date from the first strike shows left of the normal date and the incuse brockage date is visible where STATE would show if it was not worn smooth (the incuse date remains visible because it is better-protected). A neat error in spite of the low grade displaying 3 dates: 2 normal and 1 incuse. Estimated Value ............................................................ $500-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:58.

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413 1807 S-276 R1 Large Fraction F15. Double Struck over Obverse Brockage. Glossy chocolate and dark steel brown. There are some tiny contact marks scattered over both sides and a small planchet chip close under the E in ONE. EDS with the reverse rotated 30 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot die orientation. Double struck over an obverse brockage, and both impressions are centered on the planchet. The obverse is clearly double struck but the offset between impressions is small, perhaps half the width of a dentil. The reverse was struck over an incuse brockage impression of the obverse, and the brockage aligns perfectly with the obverse. Strong incuse evidence of the brockage remains visible, including the date at OF. An attractive mint error that is plated on page 845 in Breen’s large cent encyclopedia to illustrate a cent “Struck over Obverse Brockage.” Estimated Value..................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:60.

414 1808 S-279 R1 G4. Off Center. Mostly glossy chocolate brown. No verdigris or corrosion, just small contact marks consistent with the grade. Struck 25% off center to K-2. The date is strong. Removed from a PCGS slab graded G4 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the error). Estimated Value.............................................. $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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415 1810/09 S-281 R1 Overdate 10 over 09 G5. Misaligned Dies. Glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter chocolate brown high points. There are hints of extremely fine roughness under the glossy patina, but overall the surfaces are excellent for the grade. May have a die crack from star 11 up through the cap to the rim above the head, but the grade is too low to be sure. The obverse is badly misaligned nearly 10% off center to K-10 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. This specific cent is mentioned on page 796 of the Breen book on the early large cents. DWH #2451. Estimated Value ...................................... $400-UP Ex John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:292.

416 1810 S-282 R2 VG7. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness F12 with microscopic roughness covering the surfaces and a small, light rim bruise at star 13. Mostly glossy dark olive brown. Struck slightly off center to K-9. EDS. The incuse obverse brockage impression (on the reverse side) is sharp and is aligned with the normal obverse (no planchet rotation between strikes). An attractive early mint error. DWH #0341. Estimated Value................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Richard Picker-Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1061 (via Tony Terranova). 38


417 1810 S-285 R2 G6. Misaligned Dies. Very lightly burnished, now nicely retoned glossy chocolate brown with hints of light bluish steel overtone. Smooth, corrosion-free surfaces. The only marks are some light rim bruises on both sides. Late die state with the obverse badly misaligned to K-10.5 while the reverse is properly centered. Very similar to the misaligned S-281 offered earlier. DWH #3415. Estimated Value ...................................................................... $200-UP Ex Sam Thurman, Jr.-Gary W. Hahn, 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:348.

418 1811 S-287 R2 VF35. Misaligned Dies. Five points sharper but there are two dull nicks in the field between the chin and star 2, a tiny rim bruise over star 7, and a couple inconspicuous rim nicks at stars 12 & 13. Frosty uniform light olive and steel brown. M-LDS, Breen state V. The obverse is misaligned to K-9.5 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. (Curiously similar to the two misaligned 1810 varieties offered earlier, but the degree of offset is slightly less on this piece. There must be a reason for the similarity.) Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU53 (PCGS label included). DWH #3401. Estimated Value................................................. $2,000-UP Ex Jack Beymer-Denis Loring 4/27/07. 39


419 1812 S-289 R1 Large Date VG10. Obverse Brockage. Struck slightly off center to K-8 as well. Sharper by at least 5 points but dark and lightly corroded. The only notable mark is a small pinprick in the field above the head on the normal obverse side. Slightly glossy dark olive and steel. This is an obverse brockage strike with the normal side slightly off center to K-8 and the incuse brockage impression off center to a lesser degree toward K-4.5. The brockage impression is rotated 5 degrees relative to the normal side. Both dates are bold. DWH #3209. Estimated Value............................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley 8/99-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:72-Richard Gross, 2006 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/6/06:265.

420 1812 S-289 R1 Large Date G6. Off Center. Sharpness F15 but covered with moderate granularity. No verdigris, but there are a half dozen small nicks or pinpricks on the reverse, the largest of these on the left end of the line under CENT. Slightly glossy very dark steel (like a toned 1943 steel cent). Struck 15% off center to K-5 leaving only the top of the date on the planchet. Estimated Value .............................................................$500-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 5/25/08:3678.

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421 1813 S-292 R2 VG8. Off Center. Sharpness near F15 but covered with extremely fine roughness under a rather glossy dark olive brown patina. No verdigris but there is a scuff of hairline scratches on the portrait, all blending perfectly into the rather thick patina. The date and legends are bold (where on the planchet). Struck 15% off center to K-1.5. DWH #3269. Estimated Value................................. $1,000-UP Ex Raymond A. Smith 7/24/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:364.

422 1813 S-292 R2 VG7. Off Center. Sharpness VF20 but lightly corroded with patches of greenish verdigris, mostly on the obverse. A few pinscratches on the portrait blend into the patina. The date and legends are bold. Slightly glossy reddish chocolate and steel brown. Struck 20% off center to K-10.5. DWH #3270. Estimated Value............................................ $500-UP Ex Fred Weinberg 6/15/80-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:365.

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423 1813 S-292 R2 AG3. Double Struck Off Center. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy steel brown and chocolate blending to darker olive in a few places. The surfaces are smooth with just a few small contact marks. Double struck. The first strike was centered on the planchet and the second was 40% off center on the obverse while the reverse was struck against a new blank planchet positioned slightly more than 50% off center (thereby creating an off center reverse brockage). The date from the off center strike is clear but the one from the first strike was obliterated by the second. Two heads are clearly visible, as is the impressed arc on the reverse from the off center blank planchet. An obvious and dramatic mint error in spite of the low grade. Estimated Value ...................................................................................$500-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:74.

424 1813 S-293 R2 VG8. Off Center. Sharpness near EF40 but covered with uniform moderate granularity. No marks or verdigris. Very slightly glossy dark olive and steel. Struck 25% off center to K-1. Estimated Value................................... $500-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:75.

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425 1814 S-294 R1 Crosslet 4 VF30. Off Center. Sharpness EF45 but covered with extremely fine roughness that’s mostly hidden under a rather glossy very dark olive and steel brown patina. There are microscopic traces of verdigris in a couple of the protected areas, but they are not distracting. A couple short hairline scratches on the bust, a dull nick on the unstruck edge over the back of the head, and a pinprick over the E in ONE are the notable marks. MDS. Struck 15% off center to K-7 leaving the date completely off the planchet. DWH #2487. Estimated Value................................. $2,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley at ANA Pittsburgh 8/21/04.

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426 1814 S-294 R1 Crosslet 4 G4. Glossy steel and chocolate brown with tiny speckles of olive toning on the reverse. Smooth and attractive for the grade, void of any notable marks. Struck 15% off center to K-4 leaving most of the date off the planchet, only the tops of the 181 remaining. Estimated Value............................ $600-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

427 1814 S-295 R1 Plain 4 G6. Reverse Brockage. Glossy dark chocolate brown. A small dig under the E in ONE on the normal (not incuse) side is the notable mark. The incuse side is choice. EDS. The brockage strike is perfectly aligned with the normal side (no planchet rotation between strikes). Very nice eye appeal for the grade. DWH #0359. Estimated Value ............................................ $1,000-UP Ex Richard Picker-Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1072 (via Tony Terranova). 44


428 1814 S-295 R1 Plain 4 G5. Double Struck/Reverse Brockage Maker. Glossy chocolate and steel brown. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just well worn. The date is clear but parts of the reverse legend are blunted and unreadable. The blunt impression is due to being struck more than once. The obverse was struck against the die at least twice while the reverse was pressed into a new blank planchet during the second strike, thus leaving an incuse brockage impression of the reverse in the second planchet. This obverse shows only weak traces of the underlying first strike, mostly from extra stars around stars 8-13. The planchet is a bit thinner and has a larger diameter than usual due to the extra impression(s) that squeezed the planchet metal outward. Late die state. DWH #3271. Estimated Value .........................................................................$300-UP Ex Ken Mote-Ray’s Coins 9/10/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:369.

429 1814 S-295 R1 Plain 4 G4. Double Struck/Reverse Brockage Maker. The obverse is better while the reverse is weaker, a result of the imperfect strike(s). Glossy steel brown and chocolate. No roughness, verdigris, or notable marks. EDS. Double struck on the obverse, but the offset between impressions is insignificant and is evidenced only by obvious distortion in the dentils, clearest at stars 10-13. The reverse displays the characteristic bulging and “puffiness” seen on pieces that were struck against a blank planchet creating an incuse brockage impression. This cent was also struck slightly off center to K-10. Curious—and probably inexpensive. DWH #3416. Estimated Value ..................................... $200-UP Ex 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:361. 45


430 1814 S-295 R1 Plain 4 G5. Off Center with Planchet Clip. Very slightly sharper but covered with light roughness under a rather glossy chocolate brown patina. No marks or verdigris, but there is a curved planchet clip at the top of the obverse and bottom of the reverse. Struck 20% off center to K-1.5. The date remains clear. Estimated Value......................................................................................... $400-UP Ex Tom Reynolds-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:78.

431 1816 N-4 R2 VG8. Double Struck Off Center. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. Smooth with only a few minor marks, including a dull, light rim nick under the 8 in the date. Boldly double struck, the second impression 50% off center to K-11. Both dates are easily readable. Removed from a PCGS slab graded “VG10 double strucksecond strike 60% off center� (PCGS label included). DWH #2850. Estimated Value ......................... $1,000-UP Ex Heritage 6/2/05:5093.

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432 1816 N-7 R3 Fair-2+. Double Struck Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and void of defects, just heavily worn. A small dig at the bottom edge of the curl over the date is the best identifying mark. Double struck way off center. One strike is centered and the other is 85% off center to K-11.5 leaving the 6 of the date and the last 2 stars visible above the coronet. On the reverse, only “OF� made it on to the planchet, but it is strong. It appears the centered strike came first, but the cent failed to eject completely before the dies came together again and nipped it as described. A neat error, and perhaps the excessive wear came from being kept as a pocket-piece by an admirer. Estimated Value ........................................................... $800-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:80.

433 1816 N-8 R3 G4. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness near F15 but corroded, most likely from being lost in soil for some time, and there is a small hole through the planchet between stars 7 & 8. Shallow verdigris or crud covers much of the planchet, but the hole is the only contact mark. An obverse brockage strike. The incuse and normal impressions are aligned perfectly. Not the most attractive lady at this dance, but she has positive qualities. Estimated Value ..............................$800-UP Ex Chris McCawley. 47


434 1817 N-1 R4 VG7. Off Center. Sharpness F15 or slightly better but covered with uniform fine to moderate granularity. No marks or verdigris. Slightly glossy dark olive and chocolate. Struck 5% off center to K-1.5. The date and legends are complete. DWH #3275. Estimated Value................................. $200-UP Ex Fred H. Borcherdt 12/15/86-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:386.

435 1817 N-2 R3 VG7. Off Center. Several points sharper with uniform very fine roughness covering both sides. No verdigris, and the only significant mark is a shallow pit on the unstruck portion of the planchet over AT in STATES. Cleaned and retoned a slightly glossy mix of reddish brown, chocolate, and darker olive. LDS with the reverse die cracks clear and the reverse rotated 45 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot orientation. Struck 40% off center to K-1.5. DWH #3449. Estimated Value .............................................$1,000-UP Ex Stack’s 1/15/08:8040 (via Chris McCawley). 48


436 1817 N-3 R2 G4. Reverse Brockage. Sharpness VG8 or so, even better on the brockage side, but the normal side is affected by a half dozen thin scratches inside the wreath. In addition, there is a bend in the planchet affecting NE in ONE to the first A in AMERICA. Glossy chocolate brown. A reverse brockage strike. The incuse impression is strong and aligned perfectly with the normal side. In your cataloger’s opinion, the cents of 1817 are represented by more brockage strikes than any other year 1793-1857. Estimated Value .....................................................................................................................$600-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

437 1817 N-4 R3+ VF20. Reverse Brockage. Nice glossy medium brown. The only marks are a fine hairline scratch from the dentils at S-O to the top of C in CENT (on the normal side) and a small struck-through void at the center dot on the brockage side. Otherwise choice for the grade. EDS before any die crack. The die state guarantees this brockage was made while striking the N-4 marriage, rather than the N-14 or N-5 which also use this die. An attractive example of this impressive type of mint error. DWH #0397. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1075 (via Tony Terranova). 49


Choice 1817 N-4 reverse brockage

438 1817 N-4 R3+ AU50. Reverse Brockage. Choice glossy chocolate brown with frosty golden tan faded down from mint color in some protected areas. Virtually flawless with outstanding eye appeal. MDS. A fine die crack passes through the tops of ATES. The die state indicates this brockage was struck late in the N-4 marriage, before the N-14 or N-5 obverses were mated with this die. A fantastic example of this type of mint error, and it comes with an important provenance. DWH #0394. Estimated Value ................................. $2,000-UP Ex Willard C. Blaisdell 5/74-Del Bland 1974-Jerry Bobbe 9/78-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 1989 EAC Sale, lot 184. 50


Possibly unique mouse top brockage 439 1817 N-7 R3 Mouse Top G5. Obverse Brockage with Rotation. Sharpness F12 with a slight bend at star 5 where the rim suffered a pinch, plus a couple obvious rim nicks on each side. Nice glossy chocolate brown, the surfaces smooth and attractive in spite of the significant marks. M-LDS with a small cud break between stars 12 & 13. The brockage (incuse) side is rotated 70 degrees CCW, and the brockage Mouse is clear. Both impressions are properly centered. Can’t recall seeing another Mouse Brockage (two mice). DWH #0405. Estimated Value ............................................ $1,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1078 (via Tony Terranova).

440 1817 N-9 R2 VG8. Reverse Brockage. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. There is a fine hairline scratch slanting by the left top of the O in ONE and a dull rim nick at ER in AMERICA. The brockage (incuse) side is choice and fully impressed. EDS, the crack at OF AMERICA light and the dentils crisp. DWH #0416. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:685.

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441 1817 N-9 R2 VG8. Reverse Brockage. Slightly sharper but there is a dull scrape in the leaves under the A in STATES. Glossy light chocolate brown with darker steel and olive brown toning in protected areas. The brockage (incuse) side is bold and evenly impressed, and it is aligned perfectly with the normal impression. Both sides are very slightly off center to the top. EDS. The crack at OF AMERICA is light and the dentils are crisp. Very similar to the preceding lot. Estimated Value.............................................. $600-UP From the Davy Collection. Ex Jim McGuigan.

442 1817 N-10 R1 VG10. Reverse Brockage. Nice glossy chocolate brown. A few tiny pitmarks under the wreath and a minor rim bruise at the first A in AMERICA. The brockage (incuse) side is choice. EDS. DWH #0419. Estimated Value........................................ $600-UP Ex Mayflower Coin & Stamp 5/10/86.

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443 1817 N-11 R1 AG3. Clipped Planchet. Glossy chocolate and steel brown. No significant defects, just well worn. The date is easily readable but the first 1 is a bit weak. A rather large curved planchet clip affects stars 1-3 and the upper part of STA. DWH #3278. Estimated Value .............................................................................. $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:410.

444 1817 N-12 R3 G5+. Obverse Brockage. Glossy steel and chocolate brown. Smooth and free of defects, just worn. The brockage impression is not rotated or shifted in any way. Close to G6, especially on the incuse side. E-MDS. DWH #0426. Estimated Value.............................................. $1,000-UP Ex Jack Robinson, Superior 1/29/89:688.

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445 1817 N-13 R1 AG3. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness VG7 or so but a large incuse “12” was stamped over the incuse “17” on the brockage side. The area opposite the counterstamp displays some roughness from the stamping being done against a rough surface. Some light rim dents and nicks round out the defects. On the good side of the ledger, the toning is an attractive glossy chocolate brown. The brockage impression is strong and offers nice eye appeal except for the counterstamp. Estimated Value............................ $300-UP From the Davy Collection. Ex Bob MillerDenis Loring (as N-5/17) 8/1/79.

446 1817 N-15 R4 VG7. Double Struck/Obverse Brockage Maker. Slightly glossy dark steel brown and olive with lighter steel brown high points. A dull nick on the left top of E in CENT is the notable mark. The reverse was double struck with a 15-degree CCW shift between the two strikes, and the undertype is mostly clear. The obverse was pressed into a blank planchet during the second strike, thus creating an obverse brockage. The obverse on this piece is swollen, the puffy look typical for pieces that became a die for a brockage strike. The swelling is pronounced on this example. EDS, the reverse rotated 30 degrees CCW (15 degrees for the first strike and an extra 15 degrees from the shift during the second impression). DWH #1879. Estimated Value .......................................................................................................................................................$300-UP Ex March Wells, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/7/2000:1769. 54


Spectacular off center 1817 N-15

447 1817 N-15 R4 VF30. Off Center. Choice glossy medium brown and reddish chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and free of any defects with frosty flowline luster covering the fields and protected areas. Excellent eye appeal and a spectacular mint error struck 40% off center to K-1.5. DWH #3280. Estimated Value................................ $2,000-UP Ex Del Bland-Dr. Bob Shalowitz-Natalie Halpern 7/11/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:420.

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1817 N-16 with 30 stars

448 1817 N-16 R1 15-Star Obverse VG8. Obverse Brockage. A couple points sharper with a few light rim bruises on the normal obverse side, the strongest one at star 3. Nice glossy medium brown and chocolate. EDS. The brockage (incuse) side is aligned with the normal obverse. All 30 of the stars are bold. DWH #0437. Estimated Value............................................................. $2,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Stack’s (Coin Galleries) 5/24/89:1083 (via Tony Terranova).

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449 1817 N-17 R4 F12. Reverse Brockage. Glossy chocolate brown. The only notable marks are a small rim bruise at ES and a dull rim nick at F-A. MDS with die cracks causing the right top of the first T in STATES to be shifted up. The incuse brockage impression is perfectly aligned (not rotated) with the normal reverse. DWH #2286. Estimated Value................................ $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:85.

450 1818 N-3 R3 F12. Off Center. A bit sharper but lightly cleaned, now retoned bluish steel brown and chocolate. The only marks are a couple very light rim bruises on the unstruck portion of the planchet. EDS with the reverse rotated 80 degrees CCW. Struck 35% off center to K-1. DWH #2287. Estimated Value........................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:87.

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451 1818 N-8 R3 VF30. Double Struck with Rotation in Collar. Slightly sharper with some light contact marks on the obverse, mostly on the cheek and neck. A rim nick over the second S in STATES can help identify this cent. Glossy chocolate brown with frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas on the obverse. Double struck. Both strikes were centered on the planchet but rotated 90 degrees CCW. Remnants of the first strike show in the field off the chin where the middle and lowest curl are located, and the hair bun is positioned on the bust tip. Evidence of the first strike shows on the reverse as well, mostly in the leaves under ES and UNI. The doubling is easily missed until you look for it; then it becomes obvious. EDS. Estimated Value....................................................... $300-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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Beautiful off center obverse Brockage

452 1818 N-9 R3 F12. Off Center Obverse Brockage. Nice glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive, free of any notable defects. MDS. Struck 10% off center to K-3 with the normal and incuse impressions off center in the same direction and to the same degree. The brockage (incuse) side is rotated 15 degrees CCW indicating the previously struck coin had rotated slightly between strikes. An attractive double mint error. DWH #0468. Estimated Value.............................. $2,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1085 (via Tony Terranova).

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453 1818 N-10 R1 VG10. Off Center Obverse Brockage. Sharper but the obverse die cracks have been smoothed away and many of the details were reengraved. The brockage (incuse) side was lightly smoothed, as well. Glossy chocolate brown. Struck 5% off center to K-4.5 on both sides. The brockage is nearly aligned with the normal obverse side. DWH #0470. Estimated Value..................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1086 (via Tony Terranova).

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Extremely rare 1818 14-star

454 1818 14-Stars with Continuous Wreath Reverse. Struck “Counterfeit� from handmade dies. G6. Double Struck Obverse. Nice glossy chocolate and medium brown with a splash of reddish brown under CE in CENT. Struck from crudely-made dies that approximate the normal Matron Head design, but there are 14 stars on the obverse, the wreath is continuous, and there is no fraction at the bottom of the reverse. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA begins at 1:00. That places the U in UNITED is where one would expect to find the O in OF. The obverse was double struck with an offset of no more than a millimeter between the two strikes. It should be noted that all three of the examples known (and all have been studied by this cataloger) have a double struck obverse. However, all show a different rotation or shift between impressions (so we know the die itself was not doubled). None of the three show evidence of being double struck on the reverse. Comparable to the famous 1848 Small Date struck counterfeit cents, although far more of the 1848 cents are known. The reverse details are much sharper than those on the obverse, as usual. The dies are perfectly aligned head-to-foot, similar to the regular Federal cents. A clear radial die crack extends from the rim between stars 11 & 12 into the field under the hairbun. (See page 360 of the November 2000 issue of Penny-Wise for a discussion of this interesting oddball.) The provenance of this example can be traced back to the sale of the Maris Collection sold by H. P. Smith on 21 June 1886 where it was offered as lot #284 and the reverse was plated. Weight 143.9 grains. DWH #1930. Estimated Value.................................................................................................................................................... $3,000-UP Ex Dr. Edward Maris, Harlan Page Smith 6/21/1886:284 (where plated)-unknown-Tony Terranova 3/31/2001. 61


455 1819/8 N-1 R1 Overdate 9 over 8 VG7. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with spots of reddish chocolate toning on the obverse. Smooth surfaces free from any significant marks other than the small reddish spots. Struck 10% off center to K-3 and the reverse is rotated 30 degrees CCW. DWH #3283. Estimated Value.......................... $400-UP Ex Ken Potter 5/10/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:450.

456 1819 N-2 R1 Large Date MS60. Double Struck/Obverse Brockage Maker. Glossy light greenish olive brown with underlying frosty mint luster covering both sides. The only mark is a nick under the left foot of the N in CENT. EDS. The recutting on the 9 is sharp and the reverse has not started to show die rust. Double struck, but the second obverse impression was against a slightly off center blank planchet rather than the obverse die. The reverse was rotated 5-10 degrees between the impressions and the obverse made a slightly off center obverse brockage impression on the second planchet. A very attractive example of an impressive mint error. DWH #3284. Estimated Value ....................................................................................................................................................$1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:452. 62


457 1819 N-4 R3 Close Stars VG10. Misaligned Dies. Five points sharper but cleaned and retoning golden tan and light steel brown. No marks or roughness; just needs a proper recoloring. The obverse is badly misaligned to K-11 while the reverse is off only very slightly to K-1. DWH #3285. Estimated Value ............................... $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:457.

458 1820/19 N-1 R1 Large Overdate 20 over 19 VG8. Off Center. A couple points sharper with extremely faint roughness under a slightly glossy dark olive and steel patina. No marks or verdigris. Struck 20% off center to K-1. DWH #3286. Estimated Value .................................. $500-UP Ex Ferris Stamp & Coin 9/14/85-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:466.

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459 1820 N-13 R1 Large Date AU55. Tapered Planchet. Frosty steel brown with lustrous lighter brown toning in protected areas and delicate clouds of darker steel brown toning on the left side of the obverse. There is a touch of light friction on the high points and a thin diagonal nick in the center of the neck. LDS. Struck on a defective planchet that’s much thinner than normal on the left side causing severe weakness at stars 1-4 and the opposing TED-STAT. Most likely a planchet cut from near the end of a planchet strip. DWH #2667. Estimated Value ...........................................................$200-UP Ex Chuck Furjanic 2/76-John D. Wright, 2005 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/23/05:345.

Dramatic off center 1821 N-1

460 1821 N-1 R1 F15. Off Center. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better with several fine scratches on the cheek and in the field before the chin. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and free of distracting marks. Glossy chocolate brown with darker olive brown on the left side of the obverse. MDS. Struck 40% off center to K-1. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VF35 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the 40% off center feature). DWH #3247. Estimated Value................................................................ $1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley 8/18/06.

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Beautiful off center 1821 N-2

461 1821 N-2 R1 VF20. Off Center. Choice glossy chocolate brown. A small rim bruise on the unstruck portion of the planchet right of star 12 is the only defect. Struck 30% off center to K-11. LDS. Excellent eye appeal. An impressive mint error and a great mate to the preceding lot. DWH #2288. Estimated Value .................................... $2,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:92.

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462 1821 N-2 R1 G5. Double Struck/Reverse Brockage Maker. Close to G6 with a few too many light contact marks for the higher grade. A collection of tiny marks just left of the ear is the only defect that catches your eye. Glossy chocolate and steel. Double struck with the second strike rotated 1-2 millimeters CW on the obverse. The undertype first impression is obvious with the date and all stars clearly doubled. The rotation is such that the undertype digits of the date are positioned almost exactly midway between the digits of the second date, which allows them to show better. The reverse, however, does not show any evidence of doubling which suggests it may have produced an incuse reverse brockage on another planchet during the second strike. The swelling or puffiness we usually see on the side that makes the brockage impression is not present on this reverse. However, the swelling often does not occur when there is no significant rotation between impressions on the opposing side. A really neat double strike. DWH #3510. Estimated Value ...................................................... $500-UP Ex 2008 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/10/2008:442.

Extremely rare doubled Brockage

463 1821 N-2 R1 VG7. Doubled Obverse Brockage. Sharpness near F12 but the surfaces are granular, strongest in the fields and protected areas. No verdigris or contact marks. Rather glossy chocolate brown with lighter brown high points. An attractive cent in spite of the roughness. There are at least 2 incuse brockage impressions of the obverse showing on the reverse, and these are rotated about 50 degrees CCW relative to the normal obverse impression. Additional incuse stars show above the head offering clear evidence of at least 2 brockage impressions. Extremely rare with more than a single incuse impression. DWH #2488. Estimated Value................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/2003:93-Chris McCawley 8/21/2004. 66


464 1822 N-3 R2 VG7. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness VG10 but cleaned, now mostly retoned steel brown with coppery tan high points. The rim is slightly flattened at stars 2-4 and there is a rim dent at star 11. EDS. The brockage impression is sharp and aligned perfectly with the normal obverse. DWH #2289. Estimated Value.................. $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:94.

465 1822 N-4 R2 VG7. Clipped Planchet. Slightly sharper with light contact marks, none significant. Glossy chocolate brown mottled with some lighter and darker brown tones on the obverse. A planchet clip affects the dentils at stars 5-6. DWH #3353. Estimated Value........................ $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:899 (1st coin in a 4-coin lot).

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466 1823/2 N-1 R2 Overdate 3 over 2 G4. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth surfaces and the only marks are a few dull rim bruises, mostly at stars 5-6. The date is clear and the overdate is obvious. Struck 10% off center to K-12. A very tough date to find with a major mint error. DWH #3288. Estimated Value....................... $200-UP Ex Bowers & Ruddy 6/5/75:160-Manuel Ahumada 3/30/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:511.

467 1823 N-2 R2 G6. Double Struck. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. Smooth surfaces and only a few minor marks, including a pair of tiny digs under star 6 and two more on the throat. LDS with rim cud breaks from just above star 4 nearly to star 7, and the cud extends well inside the dentils from star 5 to star 6. Double struck on both sides, clearest on the obverse but obvious everywhere. The offset is about a half millimeter. DWH #3141. Estimated Value ............................$200-UP Ex Art Coins (Fort Wayne, Indiana) 8/77John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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468 1823 Private Restrike AU50. Double Struck with Faux Reverse Brockage. Lustrous light chocolate brown with a couple tiny peeps of faded mint color remaining on both sides. There is very little if any wear and no contact marks, but the strike is very unusual. Double struck. It appears the first strike was normal. Then the coin was placed between a scored support base (perhaps the support base for a die) and the reverse of another properly struck 1823 Restrike cent and the sandwich was squeezed. The squeeze was strong enough to leave an incuse brockage image of the reverse on top of the normal reverse and the scored designs from the support base on the obverse. In addition, this extra “strike� increased the diameter of the coin to 29.5 millimeters. The die state was early, before any die cracks, and the fields are reflective. This indicates the strike came very early in the production sequence for these pieces, most likely in 1862. A very curious piece that is reported to have come from the Joseph J. Mickley estate. Attributing this whimsy to Mickley makes sense since he was responsible for producing the early die state examples of these restrikes. Weight 152.3 grains. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Robert Reithe (Main Line Coin & Stamp)-Richard Gross-Dave Wnuck-Chris McCawley. 69


469 1825 N-8 R3 VF25. Double Struck. Ten points sharper but there are traces of extremely fine roughness on both sides and a rim nick over the E in STATES. No verdigris or additional defects. Rather glossy dark olive and steel with steel brown toning on the high points. Double struck with a small offset between impressions, about the width of a dentil. The doubling is clear and easily visible, and the offset is greater on the left half of both the obverse and reverse. MDS. Estimated Value .................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

470 1825 N-8 R3 G5. Off Center. Sharpness F15 but moderately corroded with shallow greenish verdigris in many of the protected areas on both sides. Slightly glossy chocolate brown mixed with darker olive in a few places. Struck 10-15% off center to K-4 leaving the lower half of the 2 and the bottom two-thirds of the 5 off the planchet. MDS. Estimated Value ................................................ $200-UP Ex Ron Tagney, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 5/25/08:3698.

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471 1825 N-9 R2 G5. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown with traces of frosty lighter brown in protected areas. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just well worn. Struck 10% off center to K-11. The date is bold and the legends are readable. DWH #3290. Estimated Value..................................................... $500-UP Ex Mickey Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:99-Chris McCawley-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:531.

472 1825 N-10 R3 F15. Double Struck over Off Center Obverse Brockage. Five points sharper with a rim nick at S-O, some light contact marks around CEN, and faint hairlines on the lower half of the obverse. Glossy chocolate brown. The obverse is double struck, both impressions properly centered and the second rotated 90 degrees clockwise relative to the first. Much of the initial strike remains clear, especially the top of the head in the field before the face and the profile along the bottom of the bust. The initial reverse strike was a 25% off center obverse brockage. An arc of impressed dentils passes from the AT in STATES down to the second A in AMERICA. In addition, there are some incuse stars visible above and below the C in CENT, on the wreath ribbon, and inside the C in AMERICA. Additional traces of incuse undertype can be found with some effort. E-MDS. DWH #1885. Estimated Value........................................................................ $400-UP Ex 1985 EAC Sale, lot 412-March Wells, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/7/2000:1869.

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473 1825 N-10 R3 VG10. Double Struck over Off Center Obverse Brockage. Rather glossy light chocolate and medium brown fading to olive brown toning in the fields and protected areas. No roughness or verdigris, and the only contact mark is a light rim bruise just right of the date. Double struck. The initial impression was an off center brockage with the normal obverse about 10% off center to K-7 and the incuse impression 35% off center. The second strike was normal and centered on the planchet. The off center incuse impression from the first strike shows on the obverse where several incuse stars are clearly visible. The normal obverse from the first strike is very clear on the reverse and is upset 180 degrees with the nose of Ms Liberty pointing to the E in AMERICA. Very similar to the preceding lot, but the centering and rotations are clearly different. Another really neat mint error. Removed from a PCGS slab graded F12 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the error but calls it “Flipover D/S in Collar” when it was clearly not in the collar for the first strike). Estimated Value......................................................................... $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

474 1825 N-10 R3 VG8. Off Center. Mostly glossy medium brown with darker olive brown toning in protected areas. No roughness or significant marks. The two-tone appearance accents the details and adds to the eye appeal. Struck 5-10% off center to K-5 leaving the lower half of the date off the planchet. DWH #3461. Estimated Value.......................... $500-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/10/08:1468.

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475 1826 N-5 R2 F12. Off Center. Slightly glossy dark olive with lighter steel brown high points. There is some extremely faint roughness under the patina, but no verdigris or significant marks. Excellent detail for the grade. Struck 15% off center to K-2. DWH #3291. Estimated Value ...........................................$800-UP Ex Natalie Halpern 3/14/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:540.

476 1826 N-5 R2 G4. Rotated Reverse. Slightly sharper but burnished and retoned glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with underlying very faded red showing through in protected areas. A light rim bruise between stars 2 & 3 is the only notable mark. The date and legends are clear. MDS with the reverse rotated 75 degrees CW. At least two other examples are known with a similarly rotated reverse, and both are in low grade. DWH #2483. Estimated Value........................................................................ $20-UP Ex Tom Reynolds 8/19/04.

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477 1826 N-6 R2 G6. Double Struck/Obverse Brockage Maker. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. A few light rim bruises, the notable ones under star 1 and right of star 12. MDS. Double struck. Both impressions were properly centered. The second strike was against a blank planchet on the obverse and the reverse was rotated 10 degrees CW between strikes. Much of the reverse legend from the initial impression remains visible outside the wreath. The obverse is blunted and puffy from being pressed into a blank planchet during the second strike. DWH #1744. Estimated Value .................................................. $100-UP Ex Jonathan Kern 2/1/93.

478 1826 N-7 R1 G5. Off Center. Sharpness F12 but covered with strong uniform granularity. No marks or verdigris. Dark chocolate and olive brown. The date and legends are complete and easily readable in spite of the roughness. Struck 15% off center to K-4. DWH #3292. Estimated Value ............................................................................ $200-UP Ex Fred Weinberg 6/15/80-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:543.

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479 1826 N-9 R3 G6+. Off Center. Chocolate brown, the obverse nice and glossy and the reverse closer to matte thanks to uniform faint roughness on that side. No verdigris. There is a small rim bruise between stars 10 & 11, a dull nick on the throat, and a shallow chip at the bottom edge of the bust tip. Struck 15% off center to K-4.5 leaving most of the date off the planchet, only the top of the 18 barely hanging on. Removed from a PCGS slab graded VG8 (PCGS label included, and it mentions the 15% off-center feature). Estimated Value............................. $100-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/19/99:479-2008 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/10/08:457.

480 1827 N-4/5 R2 VG7. Obverse Brockage. Glossy light to medium brown with darker olive brown in protected areas. Smooth and very attractive for the grade. The best identifying mark is a tiny rim bruise at star 5. This obverse die was used in the N-4 and N-5 marriages, and the die state does not reveal with any certainty which variety was being struck when this brockage impression was minted. No rotation, the brockage impression perfectly aligned with the “normal� obverse. DWH #0637. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................... $1,500-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1095 via Tony Terranova. 75


481 1827 N-5 R2 VG7. Double Struck Off Center/Off Center Brockage Maker. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. The only marks are some dull nicks in the field over star 12. Double struck. One impression (probably the first) was centered on the planchet. The other strike was 40% off center to K-6 on the reverse and rotated about 15 degrees relative to the centered strike. Much of the wreath from the initial impression shows on the lower half of the reverse. The E from STATES of the off-center impression shows clearly just right of the C in CENT of the second strike. There is no evidence of a second strike against the obverse. Instead the obverse displays the puffy look consistent with having been struck against a blank planchet during the off center strike. An attractive multiple mint error. DWH #2513. Estimated Value ..............................................$500-UP Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:807.

482 1827 N-8 R3 G5. Rotated Reverse. A few points sharper with too many contact marks plus a minor dent in the center of the reverse that causes the cheek to bulge out slightly. Rather glossy medium brown and chocolate with darker reddish olive in protected areas. The reverse is rotated 100 degrees CW, one of only a couple known with this rotation. DWH #2377. Estimated Value.................................... $20-UP Ex Ed Hipps 1/95-John D. Wright 1/04. 76


483 1828 N-9 R4 F12. Off Center. Sharpness VF20 with fine granularity, mostly in the fields. A hairline scratch on the jawline and a couple more inside the wreath, all blending into the natural patina. A trio of small rim nicks on the right side of the reverse are the only other defects. Rather glossy dark chocolate brown with light brown high points. Struck 10% off center to K-9. DWH #2290. Estimated Value.............................................................................................................................................. $800-UP Ex Chris McCawley-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:105.

484 1829 N-4 R4 VG8. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and steel brown with traces of lighter brown in protected areas of the reverse, possibly from an old cleaning. Smooth and attractive, the only notable mark a small pinprick at the left foot of the first A in AMERICA. Struck 25% off center to K-1.5. An impressive mint error. DWH #2291. Estimated Value................................................................ $800-UP Ex Tom Reynolds-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:106.

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Beautiful off center 1829 small letters

485 1829 N-5 R3 Small Letters Reverse VF30. Off Center. Choice glossy chocolate brown. Virtually flawless with outstanding eye appeal. Struck 25% off center to K-1. The strike is strong, much better than normally found on the variety. A remarkable mint error. DWH #3295. Estimated Value.................................................................................................................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Wayne Babbit 6/18/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:585. 78


486 1829 N-5 R3 Small Letters Reverse AG3+. Off Center. Glossy light olive and steel mixed with chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive, just well worn. A tiny pinprick in the field off the chin and a couple ticks over the T in CENT are the only marks. Close to G4. Struck 10-15% off center to K-2. Estimated Value ................................................................................ $500-UP Ex 2002 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/20/02:488-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Superior 9/5/04:850.

Choice 1829 N-9 obverse brockage

487 1829 N-9 R4 Small Letters Reverse VG10. Off Center Obverse Brockage. Glossy dark chocolate brown with a spot of reddish brown toning just right of star 2 and a swipe of similar reddish toning in the field before the face of the incuse brockage impression on the “reverse�. The surfaces are smooth and attractive, the only defect being a short struck-through line near the dentils left of star 12 on the incuse brockage side. The normal obverse was struck 5% off center to K-10.5 while the incuse brockage impression was properly centered. The brockage is perfectly aligned (not rotated) with the normal obverse. EDS, before the die crack occurs through ERT. DWH #0712. Estimated Value.................................................................................................................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1098 (via Tony Terranova). 79


488 1829 N-9 R4 Small Letters Reverse VF25. Double Struck with Rotation. Ten points sharper but there is a scrape on the rim and dentils right of star 11 reaching nearly to the outer point of that star and a light rim bruise at the R in AMERICA. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and virtually flawless. Glossy chocolate brown with medium brown toning in protected areas, especially on the obverse. EDS with hard, slightly reflective obverse fields and no die cracks. This cent was clearly double struck. Both impressions were centered on the planchet, but the obverse was rotated about 20 degrees between strikes leaving an impression of the nose on the forehead, the chin on the nose, and other areas of the portrait on the top of the head and buns. The reverse also shows clear doubling, especially at UNIT and around the wreath, but the rotation is significantly less on that side. I suspect this piece became a brockage maker somewhere in the process of being struck more than two times as that’s the only way I can explain the visible differences in rotation between the strikes. Regardless, this is a really neat mint error and an attractive cent in spite of the contact marks described here. Estimated Value ..................................................................................................$1,000-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 9/14/08:466.

489 1830 N-1 R1 VG8. Obverse Brockage. A couple points sharper with very fine granularity covering the obverse, but this roughness is mostly hidden under a slightly glossy dark chocolate brown patina. The high points are a lighter shade of brown. No verdigris, and the only marks are a rim bruise at star 2 and a small dig in the center of the incuse impression. The obverse is struck very slightly off center to K-10.5, and the reverse is an incuse brockage impression. This error occurs when a blank planchet is inserted into the press without first removing the previously struck cent. One side of this new planchet was struck against the obverse die but the other side was impressed into the obverse of the previously struck cent leaving an incuse impression of the obverse on the “reverse side.” The end result is a remarkable mint error. The incuse impression on this example is rotated about 15 degrees from the normally struck obverse. DWH #3298. Estimated Value .......................................................................................... $400-UP Ex Steve Fischer 9/17/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:600. 80


490 1830 N-3 R3 VG8. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive, a light rim bruise at star 4 and another over the hairbuns are the only notable marks, and neither is at all distracting. Struck 20% off center to K-2. Excellent eye appeal for the grade and a very nice mint error. DWH #2670. Estimated Value ........................................................ $500-UP Ex Ferris Stamp & Coin 12/84-John D. Wright, 2005 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/23/05:386.

491 1830 N-4 R2 G6. Off Center. Glossy dark olive brown with lighter steel brown high points. There is some extremely fine roughness under the glossy patina and a scratch at the dentils under star 13. Struck 20% off center to K-1.5. DWH #2292. Estimated Value ................................................................. $500-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:110.

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492 1830 N-4 R2 VG8. Clipped Planchet. Lightly cleaned, now retoned a slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown. No significant marks. A planchet clip affects the dentils at stars 7-8. DWH #3354. Estimated Value ...............................................$20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:899 (2nd coin of 4-coin lot).

Attractive off center 1830 small letters

493 1830 N-6 R4 Small Letters Reverse VG10. Off Center. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with some lighter brown toning in protected areas. Probably lightly cleaned and retoned, but the eye appeal is quite nice. Smooth surfaces showing only a few trivial defects, including a tiny scratch through the 83 in the date and a small spot of reddish crud tucked between the upper left points of star 12. Struck 20% off center to K-1.5. A remarkable mint error on a scarce and popular “Redbook” type. DWH #3299. Estimated Value.................................................................. $500-UP Ex Ken Potter 6/9/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:610.

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494 1830 N-7 R3 VG7. Off Center. Sharpness F15 with light roughness covering the fields and protected areas of the obverse. There is a patch of shallow reddish corrosion between stars 12 & 13 and a small one slanting through the base of the 3 in the date. The reverse is mostly smooth with only a couple spots of minor roughness and shallow verdigris. Rather glossy chocolate and steel with darker chocolate brown in protected areas. Struck 10% off center to K-12. DWH #3300. Estimated Value.......................................................................... $200-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:612.

495 1831 N-1 R1 VG10. Double Struck Off Center/Off Center Brockage Maker. Glossy chocolate brown. The only marks are two small digs or planchet voids at the N in UNITED. Double struck. The first strike was normal and centered on the planchet. The second was 40% off center to the bottom of the reverse leaving the top of CENT under the wreath and parts of TES from STATES on CEN of the centered strike. The obverse was struck against a new blank planchet rather than the obverse die during the off center strike, thereby creating an off center obverse brockage on that planchet. The usual swelling or puffiness that comes with creating a brockage impression is clearly evident on the upper half of the obverse. Estimated Value ..................................................................................................................................................... $400-UP Ex Chris McCawley. 83


496 1831 N-2 R2 Small Letters Reverse G5. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with delicate woodgrained toning on the obverse. There are several small contact marks on the portrait and in the left obverse field plus a sharp rim nick on the left edge of the reverse, but the remainder of the planchet is smooth and free of distractions. Struck 5-10% off center to K-9.5. DWH #3304. Estimated Value........................................................................................................................................................ $100-UP Ex Tom Reynolds 8/30/03-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:625.

497 1831 N-2 R2 Small Letters Reverse VG10. Reverse Brockage. Sharpness VF35 but lightly corroded. No verdigris, but there are some dull depressions above the N in ONE and a planchet flake on the rim over the C in AMERICA. Rather glossy dark chocolate and steel brown. This is a reverse brockage strike with no rotation or shift between the normal and incuse impressions. The 1831 N-2 reverse die was used to strike 4 different varieties, including 1831 N-2 and 1835 N-12, 13, and 18. It is not possible to be certain of which variety was being struck when this brockage was made. Estimated Value................................................................. $400-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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498 1831 N-3 R1 Small Letters Reverse G6. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and medium brown. Smooth surfaces with only minor contact marks, including a few fine hairline scratches inside the wreath. Struck 20% off center to K-6.5 leaving the entire date off the planchet. DWH #3305. Estimated Value.......................................................... $400-UP Ex Ed Overholt 8/4/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:628.

499 1831 N-3 R1 Small Letters Reverse G4. Double Struck Off Center. Slightly sharper but clearly bent, possibly a result of the badly off center second strike. No corrosion or verdigris, but there are a few rim bruises and other small contact marks, none significant. Double struck. The first impression was centered on the planchet but the coin failed to eject completely and another strike 90% off center left a second date at the top of the obverse and ATES at the bottom of the reverse. Evidence of the off center strike is strong on both sides. A relatively low grade but a great error nonetheless. Estimated Value............................................................... $400-UP From the Davy Collection. Ex Bob Miller-Denis Loring.

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500 1831 N-4 R3 Small Letters Reverse VF20. Off Center Reverse Brockage. Ten points sharper with a moderate rim dent at UN, some lighter ones elsewhere on each side, plus a few small nicks on the normal reverse. The incuse brockage impression is not rotated, but it is slightly off center to K-6. (This reverse die was used on 1831 N-4, 1833 N-1, and 1833 N-4. The attribution to the 1831 N-4 marriage is based on the die state, but it’s possible this cent was struck during the 1833 N-4 marriage. The 1833 N-1 marriage, however, is not an option based on the die state.) DWH #0754. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Richard Picker, Coin Galleries 5/24/89:1099 via Tony Terranova.

501 1831 N-4 R3 Small Letters Reverse VG7. Planchet Void. Mostly glossy chocolate and steel brown. A planchet void or ragged clip just reaches the outer point of star 10 and top of the opposing R in AMERICA. DWH #3355. Estimated Value ............................................. $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:899 (coin #3 of 4-coin lot).

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502 1831 N-5 R4 Small Letters Reverse G6. Misaligned Dies. Glossy chocolate brown, the reverse mottled with some lighter brown toning. Smooth with only trivial contact marks. Struck with the obverse die misaligned to K-11 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. DWH #3307. Estimated Value .......................................................................... $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:631.

503 1831 N-5 R4 Small Letters Reverse G6. Misaligned Dies. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with a scuff of lighter toning at the date. Smooth with only minor contact marks consistent with the grade. Struck from misaligned dies, the obverse off center to K-11 but the reverse properly centered on the planchet. DWH #3308. Estimated Value ......................................................................................$50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:632.

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504 1831 N-6 R1 Large Letters Reverse VG7. Rotated Double Strike/Off Center Brockage Maker. Slightly sharper with some fine scratches and minor roughness in the obverse fields. Glossy dark olive and steel with lighter chocolate brown high points. The patina is thick and helps hide the minor defects, but they are still visible to the unaided eye. Double struck. The obverse has two properly centered impressions, the second rotated 15 degrees CCW relative to the first. The reverse, however, shows an incuse brockage impression from the upper portion of the obverse of another struck cent, and this brockage is 60% off center. A neat multiple error that saw considerable circulation. DWH #3309. Estimated Value ...................................................................................................................................................... $200-UP Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:634.

Large tab brockage 1831 N-6 505 1831 N-6 R1 Large Letters Reverse VG7. Tab Obverse Brockage. A couple points sharper with minor roughness at the lowest curl and a dull dent on the bottom of N in CENT. Otherwise a decent glossy chocolate brown with relatively smooth, clean surfaces. This is a tab brockage strike with an incuse obverse impression about 80% off center on the upper left of the reverse, the brockage obliterating D-STAT. There is no trace of doubling or undertype on the obverse. It appears the sequence of events was the off center brockage impression followed by a properly centered strike that did not affect the brockage impression since it was so deep. The resulting tab is rather large. A neat mint error. The reverse is rotated 20 degrees CW. DWH #0759. Estimated Value ...........................................$200-UP Ex Tony Terranova 8/11/89.

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506 1831 N-10 R3 Large Letters Reverse VG10. Misaligned Dies. Sharpness VF20 with traces of extremely fine roughness on both sides and several dull scratches on the obverse. No verdigris. A depression in the dentils at ME in AMERICA is the most notable mark. Rather glossy light olive and darker steel brown. Early die state. Struck with the obverse die badly misaligned to K-7 while the reverse is perfectly centered. DWH #3312. Estimated Value................................................................. $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:645.

507 1831 N-11 R2 Small Letters Reverse G5. Off Center. Glossy dark chocolate and olive brown. Some nicks on the edge over STATES. EDS, the reverse rotated 10 degrees CCW. Struck 20% off center to K-2.5 leaving stars 8-13 off the planchet, but the date is complete. DWH #0779. Estimated Value ....................................................................................................................................................... $500-UP Ex Henry Garrett 8/11/89. 89


508 1831 N-12 R1 Large Letters Reverse VG8. Tab Double Strike. A couple points sharper but the surfaces are covered with microscopic roughness that is effectively hidden under a glossy dark steel brown and olive patina. A splash of lighter chocolate toning on star 8 is the best identifying mark. MDS. Double struck. The first strike was normal and centered on the planchet but it failed to eject completely and was nipped a second time 95% off center leaving a tab at stars 5-6 and the U in UNITED. The reverse tab was made using the reverse die and the top of TE in STATES is visible on the tab. The obverse part of the tab was against a new blank planchet. A neat error that’s obvious at arm’s length. Estimated Value....................................................... $100-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/2004:889.

509 1831 N-14 R4 Large Letters Reverse AG3+. Double Struck Off Center. Slightly glossy chocolate and steel brown. No defects, just worn and close to G4. Double struck. The first strike was properly centered and the second was 30% off center to K-3 and rotated 30 degrees CCW relative to the first impression on the reverse. The obverse was struck against a new blank planchet during the second impression creating an off-center obverse brockage on that planchet. A neat multiple error that saw extensive circulation. DWH #2468. Estimated Value .....................................$300-UP Ex Darwin B. Palmer 12/81-John D. Wright, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:490.

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510 1832 N-3 R1 Large Letters Reverse G6. Off Center. Glossy steel brown and chocolate with smooth, attractive surfaces. The only marks are a few fine hairline scratches across the lower half of the obverse. Struck 20% off center to K-4.5 leaving the entire date off the planchet. Removed from an NGC slab graded VG10 with the “25% Off Center� error noted on the NGC label. Estimated Value ..................................................................................................................................................... $300-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:786.

Fantastic off center 1833 N-3

511 1833 N-3 R1 EF40. Off Center. Glossy chocolate and medium brown with faint hints of very faded mint color in a couple protected areas of the reverse. A small nick right of star 1 and another in the dentils under that star, otherwise virtually flawless. Struck 30% off center to K-2. Excellent eye appeal and a great off-center mint error. DWH #2293. Estimated Value..................... $2,000-UP Ex Long Island Numismatics 6/95-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Superior 7/27/03:117.

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512 1833 N-5 R1 VG10. Double Struck Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. Slightly sharper with some light contact marks scattered about the obverse, including a vertical pinscratch from the left side of star 7 to IB in LIBERTY. Struck on a planchet that was initially struck 65% off center on the obverse, an arc of dentils clearly showing on the left side of the obverse. The reverse shows no undertype at all, so it may have been impressed against another blank planchet during the initial strike (a uniface strike). LDS, the repunching on the 8 dull but visible and the reverse rotated 25 degrees CW. DWH #0813. Estimated Value ................................. $50-UP Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Coins) 7/13/84.

513 1834 N-1 R1 Small 8 F12. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown with some reddish brown toning blended into the fields on both sides. No significant marks or other defects. There is a clear double profile (caused by die bounce) from the forehead down to the chin. Struck 10% off center to K-7.5. DWH #3314. Estimated Value ........................... $500-UP Ex Fred H. Borcherdt 1/19/87-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:672. 92


514 1834 N-1 R1 Small 8 VG7. Off Center. Attractive glossy chocolate brown. No roughness. The only notable mark is a fine scratch from the tip of the nose to star 4. Struck 10% off center to K-7.5 causing the bottom of the date to be relatively weak. Estimated Value..................................................................................................................................................... $250-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

515 1834 N-4 R2 Large 8 & Small Stars VG10. Double Struck Off Center/Off Center Brockage Maker. Slightly sharper with a small but deep dig in the field before the mouth and a dull dent over the E in CENT. Glossy light to medium brown. Smooth surfaces, free of corrosion or verdigris. Double struck. The first impression was properly centered but the second was 25% off center to K-11. The off center strike was against the die on the reverse but against a blank planchet on the obverse side creating an off-center brockage impression on the other planchet. The obverse details were blunted where it was pressed against the blank planchet, but the reverse details are strong. Another neat mint error, this one showing three different types of error (double strike, off center, and brockage maker). DWH #3315. Estimated Value ................................................... $500-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:119-Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:679. 93


516 1835 N-1 R1 Large 8 & Stars EF45. Laminated Planchet. Slightly sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned light olive and golden brown with frosty luster covering the protected areas. No significant defects except for a planchet lamination that covers much of the cheek. The lamination is very shallow and has flaked off the planchet, so technically we should call it a delamination. Nicely struck E-MDS, before the radial die crack to the dentils under star 11. There is some strike doubling (from die bounce) on the reverse, clearest on the left edge of the wreath. Estimated Value ...................... $300-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

517 1835 N-1 R1 Large 8 & Stars G4. Delaminated Planchet. A couple points sharper with dull pinpricks scattered over the obverse and a strong rim nick at the M in AMERICA. Mostly glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. A planchet lamination passes across the bottom of the obverse affecting the bust and date to the stars on both sides, and the section at the top of the date is peeled away. DWH #3364. Estimated Value ..............................................$20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:904 (1st coin of 3-coin lot).

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518 1835 N-3 R3 Small 8 & Stars VG10. Off Center. Attractive glossy medium brown. Smooth surfaces that are free of notable marks other than a couple small rim nicks on the unstruck portion of the reverse. Struck 20% off center to K-1. DWH #2294. Estimated Value.......................................................... $600-UP Ex Chris McCawley-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:121.

519 1835 N-3 R3 Small 8 & Stars VG10. Endof-Strip Planchet Clip. Attractive glossy medium brown, the reverse delicately woodgrained with some slightly darker olive brown toning. Smooth surfaces, choice for the grade. LDS with a large, straight-edge planchet clip from star 10 to star 12 (planchet cut too close to the end of the planchet strip). DWH #3167. Estimated Value .........................$1,000-UP Ex Doug Bird 5/06.

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520 1835 N-15 R2 Small 8 & Stars VG7. Off Center. Sharpness VF30 but covered with uniform moderate granularity. No verdigris, but there are a few dull scratches hidden in the roughness on the obverse. Dark olive and steel with some gloss on the high points. Struck 20% off center to K-2.5. DWH #3320. Estimated Value ..................... $100-UP Ex Steve Fischer 6/15/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:717.

521 1835 N-15 R2 Small 8 & Stars G6. Off Center. A couple points sharper with several rim bumps around both sides. A dull rim nick at the tip of the wreath stem is a good identifying mark. Glossy chocolate brown with smooth surfaces. Struck 15% off center to K-2. Estimated Value ........................................................................................................................ $100-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/23/02:1532.

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Impressive 1835 N-16 obverse brockage

522 1835 N-16 R2 Small 8 & Stars VF25. Obverse Brockage. Ten points sharper with dull scrape marks on the upper half of the obverse rim, strongest at stars 9-11, plus a dull scratch close under the chin. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and quite attractive, and the brockage side is choice. This is an obverse brockage strike with the “reverse” showing a strongly impressed incuse version of the obverse side. The incuse impression is rotated 5-10 degrees relative to the normal relief obverse side. DWH #3321. Estimated Value......................................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Natalie Halpern 8/18/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:719.

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523 1836 N-3 R1 VG7. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip. A few points sharper but bent. Some microscopic roughness in protected areas but no notable marks. Slightly glossy dark chocolate, the high points a lighter shade of brown. A straight-edge planchet clip (end of strip) affects the dentils from under star 1 to star 2. DWH #2295. Estimated Value .................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:122.

Extremely rare terminal die state

524 1837 N-2 R2 Plain Hair Cord VF30. Terminal Die State. Attractive glossy medium brown and chocolate. Smooth surfaces displaying only minor contact marks, including a small rim nick right of star 9. Extremely rare latest die state with a strong and relatively large cud break joining star 4 to the rim at left. This impressive die state was missing in nearly all the major large cent sales over the last 30 years. CC#2 of only 4 known with this cud break. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU53BN (NGC label included, and it shows the attribution and Reiver provenance). DWH #2945. Estimated Value ...................................................................................................................................................$1,000-UP Ex George Ramont 5/11/78-Jules Reiver, Heritage 1/24/06:20066. 98


525 1837 N-3 R1 Plain Hair Cord F15. Delaminated Planchet. Five points sharper but there are a few fine diagonal scratches through the E in CENT. Glossy light chocolate brown woodgrained with some dark chocolate and olive tones on the obverse. A large, deep planchet delamination covers slightly more than half of the obverse. The separation occurred after the coin was struck. A dramatic example of this type of planchet defect. Estimated Value............................................... $100-UP Ex 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/04:553.

526 1837 N-17 R4 Large Letters Reverse G5. Planchet Lamination/Delamination. A few points sharper but covered with small nicks. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. A shallow planchet lamination streaks through stars 12 & 13, and a deeper lamination has peeled away at F-AME. The date area is weakly struck and the date is not visible. DWH #3365. Estimated Value................................................................................. $20-UP Ex J. D. Zimmerman 12/7/91-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:904 (2nd coin of 3-coin lot).

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527 1838 N-3 R1 PCGS graded G6. Off Center Brockage Indent. Glossy medium brown. Smooth surfaces, and the only marks are some faint pinscratches in the indented area. MDS with the reverse center dot easily visible. Struck with a large, deep off-center reverse brockage error covering the upper half of the obverse. The indent is a heavily distorted impression of the upper reverse with TES O and a few of the upper leaves visible, although they are spread out and appear much larger than normal suggesting a capped-die strike. A really dramatic mint error, the only one of this type seen by your cataloger. Our grade is VG7. Estimated Value............................................ $500-UP Ex Jon Hanson 6/74-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/1/09:409.

528 1838 N-7 R1 F12. Obverse Brockage. Sharpness VF30 but lightly corroded, the roughness so fine the surfaces still display a decent amount of natural gloss. Mottled mix of dark chocolate brown and lighter reddish brown. No distracting marks. LDS. The planchet is a bit wavy and the diameter is slightly larger than normal, 29.0 millimeters versus the usual 28.0, suggesting it was not constrained by a collar while being struck. The incuse brockage impression is rotated 120 degrees clockwise relative to the normal obverse. DWH #2296. Estimated Value......................................... $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Superior 7/27/03:126. 100


529 1838 N-8 R1 G6. Delaminated Planchet. Slightly sharper with fine hairline scratches on the obverse and microscopic roughness under the natural patina. Glossy dark olive brown and chocolate with medium brown high points. A rather deep planchet lamination has peeled away from the rim at star 1 to the rim right of star 10 affecting everything below this line, about a third of the obverse. The date is not visible due to the delamination. DWH #3366. Estimated Value....................................................................................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:904 (3rd of 3-coin lot).

530 1839 N-1 R3+ Overdate 9 over 6 G6+. Clipped Planchet. Sharpness F12 or slightly better but lightly corroded with microscopic porosity covering both sides. No verdigris or marks. Slightly glossy dark olive and steel. EDS, before any hint of a crack or swelling on the obverse. There is a curved planchet clip that nearly reaches the bottom of the 9 in the date. Can’t recall seeing another mint error on this variety. DWH #3422. Estimated Value...................................................................................................................................................... $300-UP Ex Sam Thurman, Jr.-Gary W. Hahn, 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:456. 101


531 1839 N-3 R1 Head of 1838 VF20. Clipped Planchet. Ten points sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned glossy medium brown and chocolate. A faint scratch in the field right of star 6 and a nick on the neck are the notable marks. A curved planchet clip affects the dentils under the 183 in the date and opposing TES in STATES. DWH #3356. Estimated Value.................................................................................. $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:899 (4th of a 4-coin lot).

532 1839 N-11 R1 Booby Head VG10. Off Center. Glossy olive brown and chocolate with steel brown toning on the obverse devices. The only notable defects are a few dull rim nicks, including one at star 11 and another at the F in OF. Struck 15% off center to K-7.5 leaving the date off the planchet. Estimated Value........................................................................................ $500-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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533 Blank Planchet, Stage II, for Cents of 1835-1843 VF35. Blank Planchet. Glossy chocolate brown. There are a few light rim bruises on each side and some of the usual planchet chips or imperfections that strike away. The rims are upset (Stage II) and rather narrow, the width of the upset rims similar to the cents of 1835-43 rather than the wide rims of the later Mature Heads of 1843-1857. Weight 170.3 grains. Removed from a PCGS slab graded AU50 (PCGS label included). DWH #2239. Estimated Value .................................................... $100-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:554.

534 Blank Planchet, Stage II, for Cents of 1835-1843 VF30. Blank Planchet. Glossy chocolate brown with a couple small splashes of darker reddish olive toning on one side. There are a few very light scratches and the usual planchet chips or imperfections that normally strike away. The grade is assigned based mostly on the surfaces quality and eye appeal. The rims are upset (Stage II) and rather narrow, the width of the upset rims similar to the cents of 1835-43 rather than the wide rims of the later Mature Heads of 1843-1857. Weight 167.2 grains. Estimated Value ...................................................................................................................................................... $100-UP From the Davy Collection. Ex McLaughlin & Robinson Auctions 2/16/85:340.

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535 1840 N-10 R2 Large Date VF35. Off Center. Five points sharper with a rim dent left of star 1 and another above star 6. Frosty chocolate brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas, especially on the reverse. M-LDS, die state c (Newcomb’s old #11). Struck 5-10% off center to K-2.5. DWH #3329. Estimated Value........................................ $300-UP Ex Natalie Halpern 7/25/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:806.

536 1841 N-7 R2 G5. Delaminated Planchet. Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate with lighter steel brown high points. A deep planchet void from a peeled lamination affects the wreath under CENT. Minor unpeeled laminations show at MERICA as well. DWH #3367. Estimated Value...................................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:905.

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537 1842 N-1 R3 Small Date G5. Delaminated Planchet. Slightly sharper with contact marks, especially rim dents. Glossy medium brown with chocolate high points. A planchet void from a peeled lamination affects NE and NT in ONE CENT. DWH #3368. Estimated Value................................. $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:905.

538 1842 N-2 R1 Small Date VG7. Clipped Planchet. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. A dull nick in the field under the outer hairbun is the only notable mark. A curved planchet clip affects the dentils from star 5 nearly to star 6 and the opposing ones over NIT. DWH #2297.

539 1844 N-1 R1 VG10. StruckThrough Void on Obverse. Slightly sharper with small nicks scattered over the obverse. Glossy medium brown and dark chocolate with lighter brown high points. A rather deep low spot caused by debris on the die shows across the date to star 2, but the date is still readable. DWH #3370.

Estimated Value............................................... $20-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Superior 7/27/03:130.

Estimated Value ................................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:906. Coin 1 of 5-coin lot. 105


Beautiful off center 1844 N-6

540 1844 N-6 R3 AU50. Off Center. Glossy chocolate brown with lots of underlying faded mint color showing through in the protected areas. The only significant mark is a splash of dark olive toning under star 2. A tiny planchet fissure is located between the date and star 13 and there are a couple very faint ones at the same angle up from the bust tip (all as struck). The reverse is choice. Struck 15% off center to K-4.5. The fields are smooth and slightly reflective on both sides. A very attractive off center error. Estimated Value............................................ $3,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley.

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541 1844 N-7 R2 VF20+. Off Center. Glossy medium brown delicately woodgrained on the obverse with darker steel brown. The only notable mark is a dull nick on the unstruck portion of the rim right of star 13. Struck 10% off center to K-12. An attractive error, close to VF25. DWH #2298. Estimated Value........................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:133.

542 1845 N-9 R2 VG10. Off Center with StruckThrough Errors. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. There is a small rim nick at star 3 and some light pinscratches inside the wreath. MDS, die state b, with low spots (caused by debris on the die) on the bust tip and lowest curl. Struck 5% off center to K-7. Removed from a PCGS slab graded F12 and the 5% off-center strike is noted on the grading label (PCGS label included). DWH #2256. Estimated Value .....................................$300-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:931.

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543 1846 N-13 R3 Tall Date G6. Rotated Reverse. A few points sharper with nicks covering much of the obverse and a rim dent at stars 2-3, plus a smaller rim dent at D in UNITED. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. LDS, die state c. The reverse is rotated 65 degrees CW, which is extremely rare. DWH #1003. Estimated Value ...........................................$50-UP Ex Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

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1846 N-18 R1 VG10. Struck-Through Void on Obverse. A couple points sharper with a few too many light contact marks for the higher grade. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. EDS, die state a. A large and rather deep low spot (caused by debris on the die) covers the field from the bust tip and star 1 to star 3 and the nose tip. DWH #3371.

1847 N-1 Repunched Date R2 F12. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. Choice except for a very light scuff under the eye and some dull nicks at ONE CENT. MDS, die state b. Repunching is clear on all 4 digits of the date. Struck 10% off center to K-8. Removed from a PCGS slab graded F15, and the off-center strike is noted on the PCGS label (which is included). DWH #2273.

Estimated Value ................................. $30-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:906.

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Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/2002:944.


546 1847 N-4 R4 Repunched 18 VG10. Off Center. Five points sharper but covered with fine roughness under a slightly glossy very dark olive and steel patina. No marks or notable verdigris. E-MDS, die state b. The repunching at the bottom of the 1 & 8 is clear. Struck 10% off center to K-7.5. DWH #3333. Estimated Value.......................................................... $500-UP Ex Bob Matthews 6/23/90-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:826.

547 1847 N-7 R2+ F15. Off Center. Five points sharper but covered with extremely fine roughness. No marks or verdigris. Intermediate die state, before any rim cuds. Struck 5% off center to K-4. DWH #3334. Estimated Value ...................................................................................................................................................... $300-UP Ex Lonesome John 10/21/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:830.

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548 1847 N-10 R3 VF25+. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. A faint hairline scratch connects the bases of stars 7 & 8 and a very light rim bruise shows at the top of the obverse. Otherwise this piece is very attractive, close to VF30. MDS, die state a. Struck 20% off center to K-6 leaving all but the very top of the date off the planchet. The unstruck portion of the planchet at the bottom of the reverse shows what appears to be a shallow but large cud break. Of course this can’t be a real cud since that area was never struck with a die, but it could have been a flaw in the strip roller. An interesting phenomenon in addition to the off-center strike. DWH #2258. Estimated Value $1,000-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:964.

549 1847 N-12 R3 PCGS graded VF30. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate. No roughness or verdigris. The only mark is a small dig inside the O in ONE and a very fine scratch down through the N’s in ONE CENT. Struck 35% off center to K-1. A dramatic error. Our grade is VF25. Estimated Value ...................................................... $2,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley. 110


550 1848 N-9 R1 VG7. Off Center. Choice glossy medium brown with olive brown toning in protected areas. Smooth and attractive for the grade, a dull nick close under star 12 the only mark of any significance. Struck 10% off center to K-7 leaving the bottom of the date off the planchet. DWH #3337. Estimated Value ..............................................$1,000-UP Ex Manuel Ahumada 4/6/89-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:843.

551 1848 N-22 R1 VG10. Struck-Through Void on Obverse. Glossy medium brown. The upper third of the obverse is very weak due to a large low spot caused by debris on the die. Stars 5-9 are missing or extremely faint, and the upper part of the head is nearly gone as well. DWH #3372. Estimated Value ......................................................$30-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:906 (coin #3 of 5-coin lot).

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Remarkable capped die Brockage

552 1848 N-26 R4+ VG10. Reverse Brockage from Capped Die. Slightly sharper but lightly cleaned. Glossy chocolate and medium brown with lighter steel brown toning on the devices. No marks or other defects. A reverse brockage strike, but not at all typical for that kind of error. The incuse impression is blunted and gives the appearance of being a capped die strike. In this case, the “cap” is the reverse of a previously struck cent. To achieve this type of distortion requires several strikes, which is quite unusual (but not unknown). The incuse and normal reverse impressions are directly opposite each other (not rotated or shifted). A really neat error with a special “look.” The fact that this reverse comes only on the rare 48N26 die variety is an unintended plus. Removed from an NGC slab graded VG10. The NGC label is included, and it includes the statement “Obverse Struck Thru Capped Die Mint Error.” Estimated Value................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Mike Spurlock.

553 1849 N-5 R3+ F15+. Broadstruck. Sharpness VF20 but there is a fine, fresh pinscratch from star 10 to star 11. Otherwise the surfaces and eye appeal are excellent. Glossy chocolate brown. M-LDS, die state f. Broadstruck (struck outside the restraining collar) leaving wide rims all the way around both sides. DWH #3340. Estimated Value.............................. $300-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:855.

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554 1849/8 N-8 R2 Overdate 9 over 8 VF25. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with dark steel brown toning on the high points. No spots or notable contact marks. E-MDS, die state b, with the repunching at the right bottom of the 9 clear. Struck 5-10% off center to K-8, not far enough to lose any of the legend. Removed from an NGC slab graded VF35 (NGC label included, and the label incorrectly says this cent is “Broadstruck” rather than off center). DWH #2263. Estimated Value ...............................$600-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 5/25/03:1000.

555 1849 N-21 R4 F12. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip. Slightly sharper where properly struck, but there is a small patch of reddish verdigris at star 8 and a bit more on the edge at star 9. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a couple splashes of reddish chocolate on both sides. Struck from an incomplete planchet cut from the end of the strip. The left half of the planchet is too thin and ends in a long, straight clip. The dentils opposite this clip are weakly struck, the so-called Blakesly effect that testifies to the genuineness of the mint error. The planchet weighs 123.6 grains versus the 168-grain standard. DWH #3341. Estimated Value........................................................... $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:856. 113


556 1850 N-12 R1 VF35. Struck-Through Void on Obverse. Five points sharper but lightly cleaned and retoned glossy reddish chocolate brown. A deep low spot caused by debris on the die extends from the tip of the chin to the dentils at star 2, and that star is faint. DWH #3373. Estimated Value............................................. $100-UP Ex Rod Burress 11/2/03-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:906 (coin #4 of 5-coin lot).

557 1850 N-15 R2 VF25. Off Center. Choice glossy medium brown and chocolate. Smooth and attractive, very nice for the grade. E-MDS, die state a. Struck 5-10% off center to K-4.5. DWH #3342. Estimated Value ............................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Manuel Ahumada 6/4/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:860.

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558 1851 N-13 R1 F12. Laminated Planchet. A few points sharper with minor roughness near the dentils left of star 5. Slightly glossy steel brown and chocolate. A rather deep planchet void from a peeled lamination covers STATES-O. DWH #3369. Estimated Value .................................................. $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:905 (coin #3 of 3-coin lot).

559 1851 N-17 R2 VF30. Broadstruck. Glossy chocolate brown, the obverse a lighter shade of reddish brown. Smooth with only a few trivial marks, including a tiny rim nick under the 5. MDS, die state b. Broadstruck outside the restraining collar leaving wide rims on both sides. A beautiful mate to the 1849 N-5 offered earlier in this sale. DWH #3343. Estimated Value ..................................................................................................................................................... $300-UP Ex 1984 Central States CSNS Sale 4/26/84:951-Manuel Ahumada 6/4/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:863. 115


560 1851 N-19 R3 PCGS graded VF35. Off Center. Frosty light olive and steel. The only marks are a couple tiny carbon spots on the rim over UN in UNITED. Struck 20% off center to K-6 leaving all but the very top of the date off the planchet. Fortunately there are enough die markers remaining to positively identify the variety, including many strong die lines on the reverse and a fine die crack through star 4 to the nose. Our grade is VF20. The “Mint Error” status of this cent is noted on the PCGS label. Estimated Value ....................................................................................................................................................... $500-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 5/25/08:3711.

561 1852 N-7 R1 Repunched Date VF35. Misaligned Dies. Attractive frosty chocolate with lighter steel brown toning in protected areas. A thin nick near the dentils left of star 6 is the only notable mark. MDS, die state b, with the repunching still visible on the 1, 5, and 2 but gone on the 8. The obverse is misaligned to K-2. DWH #3377. Estimated Value ................................................................ $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:908 (coin #1 of 4-coin lot).

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562 1852 N-8 R2 VF20. Planchet Void. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. No notable marks. A tiny planchet clip or void affects the dentils just left of the date and at the A in STATES. DWH #3357. Estimated Value..................................................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:902 (coin #1 of 5-coin lot).

563 1852 N-17 R1 F15. Misaligned Dies. Sharper by at least 5 points with fine roughness scattered over both sides and a few contact marks in the dentils at stars 11 & 12. Slightly glossy chocolate and dark steel brown. LDS, die state c. The obverse is misaligned to K-10.5 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. DWH #3378. Estimated Value .........................................................................................................................................................$50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:908 (coin #2 of 4-coin lot).

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564 1853 N-9 R2 VF20. Off Center. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. A pinprick on the upper left point of star 7 and some microscopic specks of greenish crud sprinkled over the reverse are the only defects. Struck 10% off center to K-4.5 leaving the bottom of the 3 off the planchet. MDS, die state b. Removed from an ANACS slab graded VF30 (ANACS label included). DWH #2299. Estimated Value...................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:145.

565 1853 N-18 R1 VF25. Misaligned Dies. Attractive glossy medium brown. Only trivial nicks, none notable. MDS, die state b. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-2 while the reverse is properly centered on the planchet. DWH #3379. Estimated Value....................................................................................................................................................... $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:908 (coin #3 of 4-coin lot). 118


566 1853 N-20 R3 Repunched 53 F15. Railroad Rim. Ten points sharper with a punchmark over the E in CENT and minor scrape marks on the obverse rim. Glossy chocolate brown with darker olive brown in protected areas of the reverse. MDS, die state b. The repunching under the 5 & 3 is clear. Struck partially outside the collar leaving a “railroad rim” on the edge. The term “railroad rim” is commonly used to refer to a piece struck partially out of the restraining collar because the result is a raised ridge around the edge that makes the coin look like a wheel on a railroad car. These may not be as eye-catching as some types of mint errors, but they are extremely rare. DWH #3346. Estimated Value........................................... $100-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:874.

567 1853 N-27 R2 F12. Off Center. Glossy medium brown with darker olive toning in protected areas. The only marks on otherwise smooth surfaces are a few small rim nicks and a scratch-like struck-through line (caused by a piece of wire or thread on the die) at the dentil tips under star 13. Struck 20% off center to K-2. DWH #3348. Estimated Value .......................$1,000-UP Ex Natalie Halpern 5/16/83-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:878.

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568 1853 N-29 R3 G6. Off Center with Indent. Sharpness VG10 but there is a small hole through the tab above the head and a dig on the E in CENT. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and the color is an attractive glossy light chocolate brown. Struck 30% off center to K-12.5. In addition, there is a strong indent at the top of the obverse created when this planchet overlapped with another. It appears the tab error came first, then the off center strike. The protruding part of the tab was carefully rolled or tapped down to make the cent round. Estimated Value............................. $600-UP Ex Rick DeSanctis, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2002 ANA Sale, 8/1/02:2539.

569 1853 N-29 R3 VG10. Clipped Planchet. Five points sharper but there is a patch of fine corrosion at stars 7-8. Otherwise the surfaces are decent with only a few marks, including a disjointed scratch from over star 3 to the eyebrow. Rather glossy dark olive with lighter chocolate high points. A planchet clip affects the dentils at stars 2-3 and over ED-S, and the dentils directly across from the clip are weak, the so-called Blakesly effect seen on cents struck on clipped planchets. DWH #3358. Estimated Value........................................................................................................................................................ $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:902 (coin #2 of 5-coin lot).

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570 1854 N-11 R2 AU55. Misaligned Dies. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of mint red in protected areas, especially on the reverse. The fields are covered with attractive flowline luster. No spots or stains, a small planchet-cutter crease on the edge over star 6 and a couple tiny pinpricks in the hair over the R in LIBERTY are the notable marks. MLDS, die state c. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-12.5 while the reverse is properly centered. DWH #1505. Estimated Value........................................ $300-UP Ex Chris McCawley (as RVM) 5/1/87-Dick Punchard 11/9/89.

571 1854 N-23 R2 G5. Off Center. A bit sharper but there are some dull contact marks on the obverse, including one in the field just right of the inner curl plus a couple more on the unstruck area at the right side of the obverse. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. The date and legends are all readable, although a couple areas are relatively weak due to the uneven strike. Struck 20% off center to K-9. DWH #2489. Estimated Value ...................... $400-UP Ex Ed Hipps-Chris McCawley 8/21/04.

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572 1854 N-25 R3 EF45. Misaligned Dies. Choice glossy medium brown with some darker chocolate toning at UN and D in UNITED. Excellent eye appeal. E-MDS, die state b. Struck with the obverse die misaligned to K-1.5 while the reverse is properly centered. DWH #3349. Estimated Value .......................................$300-UP Ex Jim Layman 11/18/78-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:880.

573 1854 N-29 R3 VF25. Broadstruck. Five points sharper with a tiny rim bruise right of star 9 and a pinprick close under the right side of the E in CENT. Otherwise the surfaces and eye appeal of this piece are outstanding for the grade. Choice glossy medium brown. MDS, die state b. Broadstruck (struck outside the restraining collar allowing the planchet metal to expand far more than normal during the strike) with very wide rims around both sides. A very nice example of this extremely rare type of large cent error. DWH #3350. Estimated Value........................................................................................ $400-UP Ex Manuel Ahumada 7/15/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:881.

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574 1854 N-29 R3 F15. Clipped Planchet. Five points sharper with a light scratch on the cheek and many pinpricks or tiny nicks around CENT. Glossy medium brown. A planchet clip affects the dentils at stars 5-7 and under the wreath ribbon. The dentils across from the clip are weakly struck displaying the Blakesly effect. DWH #3359. Estimated Value..................... $200-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:902 (coin #3 of 5-coin lot).

575 1855 N-3 R1 F15. Clipped Planchet. Sharpness VF30 with a half dozen rather strong rim nicks plus other lighter contact marks scattered about both sides. Lightly cleaned and retoned a mostly glossy reddish steel brown and chocolate. A planchet clip affects the dentils under the date and over TES. The dentils across from the clip are weakly struck, the Blakesly effect found on cents struck on clipped planchets. DWH #3360. Estimated Value ......................................... $20-UP Ex Ken Mote 9/10/99-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:902 (coin #4 of 5-coin lot).

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576 1855 N-12 R1 VF35+. Off Center. Choice glossy medium brown. Virtually flawless, a few shallow low spots from debris on the die in the center of the reverse from perfect for the grade. Outstanding eye appeal, very close to EF40. MDS, die state b. Struck 10% off center to K-10. DWH #2302. Estimated Value ............................................ $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:152.

577 1856 N-16 R2 VG8. End-of-Strip Planchet Clip. A couple points sharper with a strong nick on the rim at star 13 plus other minor nicks scattered about both sides. Glossy light reddish chocolate brown with darker olive brown toning in protected areas. A straight-edge planchet clip (end of strip) eliminates the dentils from left of star 4 nearly to star 6 and the opposing ones over UNIT. The dentils across from the clip are weak as well, the Blakesly effect seen on cents with clipped planchets. DWH #3361. Estimated Value................................... $20-UP Ex Fred Cihon 2/8/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:902 (coin #5 of 5-coin lot). 124


Choice broadstruck 1857 large date

578 1857 N-1 R1 Large Date VF30. Broadstruck. Choice glossy medium brown. Outstanding eye appeal for the grade, virtually flawless except for a few tiny rim nicks. E-MDS, die state a. Broadstruck (struck outside the restraining collar) with wide rims on both sides. Another very impressive example of this rare type of mint error. DWH #3351. Estimated Value............................... $1,000-UP Ex Dr. Bob Shalowitz 7/24/84-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:894.

579 1857 N-1 R1 Large Date VF20. Broadstruck. Sharpness VF30 or a bit better but there is a dull dent on the rim under star 1 that’s strong enough to cause a bulge on the opposing rim over the A in STATES. Otherwise the only marks are some pinpricks under star 12. Choice glossy chocolate brown and the surfaces are flawless except for the marks already described. M-LDS, die state b. Broadstruck outside the collar, the diameter extended to 29.0 millimeters rather than the usual 28.0 as a result. A very rare type of mint error for a late date large cent. DWH #2303. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 7/27/03:155.

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Dramatic off center tab strike 580 1843-1857 Undated Mature Head VG10. Off Center Tab Strike. Struck 75% off center to K-6 so the only things showing are the top of the head, stars 5-9, U, CA, and the bottom of the wreath. The date is unknown, but the dies are from a Mature Head type. In addition, there is an arc from an impressed blank planchet on both sides of the unstruck portion. Things really got jammed up in this planchet sandwich. The surfaces are lightly corroded, and the details would suggest a slightly higher grade if not for the roughness. No verdigris or distracting marks. Reddish chocolate brown, the high points a lighter shade of brown. A dramatic multiple mint error. DWH #2236. Estimated Value ....................................... $1,000-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:552.

581 1843-1857 Undated Mature Head VF25. Reverse Brockage. Glossy medium brown with dark chocolate toning in protected areas. A dull nick on the right top of the E in CENT and another in the wreath left of the O in ONE are the only marks. The surfaces are smooth and attractive. The brockage side is very slightly off center but there is virtually no rotation shift between the normal and incuse impressions. A bold example of this type of mint error. Removed from an NGC slab graded VF30. An extremely rare mint error, and the brockage error is noted on the NGC label, which is included. DWH #2528. Estimated Value .............................................$1,000-UP Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:1151. 126


582 Blank Planchet, Stage I with Clip, AU50. Medium brown with a tiny curved planchet clip and rough, etched surfaces, apparently as manufactured. The rims are squared, not upset in preparation for striking. Probably intended for striking a Mature Head cent, 1843-1857, but in Stage I (rims not upset) it’s difficult to tell. Weight 165.7 grains. Estimated Value ............................ $50-UP Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:553 (part of a 2-piece lot).

584 Blank Planchet, Stage II, for Mature Head Cent 18431857 VF30. Slightly glossy dark chocolate brown and steel with microscopic roughness covering both sides. The rims are upset, ready for striking. No marks or other defects, the grade assigned based on surface eye appeal. The wide rims suggest this planchet was intended for striking a Mature Head cent, 1843-57. Weight 168.1 grains. DWH #2238.

Undated Mature Head Large Cent, the Obverse Heavily Blunted, F12. Glossy medium brown. The reverse is struck normally but the obverse is extremely blunt. Probably struck through grease used to lubricate the press. There are faint traces of a date suggesting the last numeral is a 0, 2, 3, or 6, and the “look” of the cent suggests a date in the 1850’s. Only stars 4-6 are visible at all, so that gives you an idea of how blunt the obverse strike was. Weight 156.0 grains, which is close to normal for the grade. DWH #3352.

Estimated Value..................................................... $100-UP

Estimated Value............................................................ $50-UP

Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/24/03:553 (part of a 2-piece lot).

Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:896.

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585 1793 NC-1 Chain AMERICA Electrotype Copy MS63. Frosty “mint” red fading to light steel brown, more than half the red remaining. Essentially as made from the Penny Whimsy and Noyes plate coin. Unfortunately the two halves were not properly aligned so the “copy status” of this piece is obvious without a glass (or much knowledge for that matter). This semi-unique die variety is represented by a single high-grade example impounded in the ANS Museum (the model for this electrotype copy) and a heavily worn basal state example we sold in the 7 Sept 2009 sale of the Dan Holmes early date cents. This is the only copy of the variety known to your cataloger. DWH #3410. Estimated Value.............................................. $500-UP Ex Jules Reiver estate (via Iona Reiver), 2007 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/28/07:107.

586 “1793” S-3 with Strawberry Leaf device and Draped Bust type Reverse. Electrotype Copy VG7. A unique and illogical electrotype copy made using an altered obverse of S-3 with a “strawberry leaf” device added above the date mated with a rather crude electrotype copy of a draped bust type reverse, year or variety unknown. Poorly executed and hardly capable of fooling anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of large cents, but never say never. The date and legends are all visible except for the fraction, which is faint at best. Reddish steel brown and chocolate. DWH #2676. Estimated Value ....................................................................................................................................................... $100-UP Ex Denis Loring 4/25/05. 128


587 1793 NC-2 Electrotype Copy of the Unique Fair-2+ Strawberry Leaf Cent. Very attractive glossy medium brown with chocolate brown toning in protected areas. A very well executed copy, quite deceptive except for the electrotype edge seam and lack of the Vine and Bars edge device. A great substitute for the unique genuine example that sold in Dan Holmes’ first sale (9/6/2009:7 at $264,500.00). DWH #2677. Estimated Value...................................................................................................................................................... $300-UP Ex Herb Silberman in the early 1990’s-Denis Loring 5/20/2005.

588 1793 Gallery Mint Replica of a Liberty Cap Cent, Double Struck, MS67. Lustrous bright mint red. Virtually flawless. Double struck. The initial strike was properly centered while the second was 60% off center to K-11. Both dates are strong. The word “COPY” is stamped into the top of the wreath of the first strike. A beautiful example, made to order. DWH #3392. Estimated Value.................................................................................................... $25-UP Ex Denis Loring 4/27/07.

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589 1795 S-80 R5+ Electrotype Copy of the ANS Jefferson Head Cent VF35. A well-executed electrotype copy. Glossy reddish medium brown and chocolate. The only defect is a spot of steel-colored oxidation on the leaf right of T in CENT. There is no trace of base metal showing on the high points or around the edge. The scrape through the wreath at D-S mirrors the defect found on the ANS host coin, which is the finest known Jefferson Head Cent. Weight 238.8 grains. DWH #1065. Estimated Value ........................................... $200-UP Ex Tom Reynolds-Jeff Hall 8/17/91.

590 “1799� S-148 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G5. Dark steel and olive, the obverse rather glossy but the reverse matte. The engraving was done with excellent skill and is effectively hidden under minor roughness added to hide the truth, but the Style I Hair was a foolish mistake. But then, if they were smart. We should be thankful. DWH #3066. Estimated Value................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Bob Hastings-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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591 “1799” S-153 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 AG3. Glossy chocolate brown and smooth except for some shallow pitting on the upper part of the obverse. Reasonably good engraving that might pass with a novice, but the cud break that joins the bust to the rim attests to the late die state of S-153. And the Style I Hair is a dead giveaway as well. DWH #3064. Estimated Value............................................ $50-UP Ex John Ashby 6/79-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

592 “1799” S-161 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 AG3. Glossy chocolate brown. Smooth and attractive, just well worn. The date and cud break over ATES are clear, and significant parts of the legends are clear as well. The 8 in the date was altered to a 9, and the work was done with some skill, but I’ve seen better. And selecting a 1798 with Style I Hair was a big mistake. Later die state with a strong cud break at ATES. DWH #3381. Estimated Value...................................................................................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910. 131


593 “1799” S-164 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G4. Sharpness VG8 but slightly rough. The obverse was lightly cleaned and has retoned a coppery light brown and tan. The reverse appears natural and is mostly medium brown with darker olive tones in some protected areas. The date was skillfully reengraved to 1799. (Why a talented engraver would select a 1798 with Style I Hair for such a deception is a mystery. Perhaps the reverse, which closely resembles the 1799 reverse, was a consideration.) Nice work but not deceptive when you look at the hair style. DWH #1066. Estimated Value .................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Jim Long (as an altered date) 8/17/91.

594 “1799” S-173 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 VG7. Slightly sharper with a rim dent left of the lower curls. Glossy chocolate and olive brown. The engraving was done with decent skill, but the alteration is still obvious. The host S-173 is from a later die state and shows a clear cud break at the tops of RTY. Another big mistake if you want to fool someone who is reasonably familiar with the series. DWH #3061. Estimated Value.................................................................................... $100-UP Ex Lester Merkin 9/89-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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595 “1799” S-174 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 G4. Sharpness VF20 but moderately corroded, probably done purposely to help hide the date alteration. A rather deceptive alteration, nonetheless, one of the better ones. Roughness effectively hides the engraving and the result could fool some collectors. The reverse die clashmarks of S-174 are clear, however, and they help expose the truth. Dark steel and olive with a bit of gloss on the obverse but a matte reverse. The date is weak but readable as 1799, which was the intent, of course. DWH #3062. Estimated Value.......................................................... $100-UP Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

596 “1799” S-187 of 1798 with date altered to 1799 VG7. Sharpness VF30 but granular. Dull dark steel with some black mixed in, the corrosion obviously added following the alterations. No marks or verdigris. Very skillful work, one of the best this cataloger has seen. The alteration is virtually undetectable. Even the lump under the E in ONE is present. If not for the hanging berry above the O in ONE, even an expert could be fooled by this one. And it comes with a nice provenance. DWH #3059. Estimated Value........................................................................................... $50-UP Ex Willard C. Blaisdell-Del Bland 8/78-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06. 133


597 1799/8 S-188 Electrotype Copy VF20. Glossy dark olive brown with lighter steel brown high points. An extremely well executed electrotype copy, and dangerous as such. You have to search long and hard with a strong glass to detect any edge seam or underlying base metal. The “clunk� sound when tapped helps confirm the copy status, however. DWH #3063. Estimated Value ........................................................................................................................................................ $50-UP Ex R. K. Ivey 11/82-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

598 1799 S-189 Electrotype Copy VG8. Glossy medium brown with darker olive toning in protected areas of the obverse. The surfaces are a bit uneven appearing slightly wavy or warped on the obverse. A decent copy, but the edge seam is visible in a couple places. DWH #3065. Estimated Value....................................... $50-UP Ex Denis Rynes 9/77-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06. 134


599 1799 S-189 An electrotype copy with the obverse of S-189 mated with the reverse of S-174 VG10. Five points sharper but there is a group of pits at the rim left of the lower end of the hair ribbon. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a spot of dark olive containing fine verdigris at ON in ONE. The edge seam is present in several places but there are no traces of base metal showing through on either side. The reverse die clashmarks of S-174 are clear on this example. An impossible die combination, of course. DWH #3067. Estimated Value.............................................................................. $50-UP Ex Fairfield Rare Coins (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) 10/82-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

600 1799 S-189 An electrotype or cast copy with the obverse of S-189 mated with the reverse of 1804 S-266c VG7. A few points sharper with minor roughness and a few small marks. The rim over RTY was shaved a bit, perhaps to expose the base metal below. Slightly glossy steel brown and chocolate. The strong cud break at MERI shows clearly and this feature instantly identifies this as the 1804 reverse die. Why would anyone think this could possibly fool a collector? Or would this piece fill two difficult holes with a single coin? DWH #3068. Estimated Value.................................................. $100-UP Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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601 “1804” S-256 of 1803 with date altered to 1804 G6. Excellent engraving on smooth surfaces. A great job except that the host coin is clearly an 1803 S-256, and the cud break that touches the first T in STATES indicates this is the late die state of those dies. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. DWH #3099. Estimated Value................................................................ $50-UP Ex Jonathan Kern 6/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

602 “1804” S-260 of 1803 with the date altered to 1804 AG3+. The 3 was engraved into a 4, but the alteration is rather obvious with a shallow depression remaining around the 4. Glossy steel and chocolate brown. Smooth and mark-free except for some dull dents at OF purposely added to provide more metal on the opposite side for engraving the 4. The true attribution of this piece as S-260 of 1803 is relatively easy. DWH #3101. Estimated Value........................................................................................................................................................ $50-UP Ex Jack Borckardt (Fort Findlay Enterprises) 10/80-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06. 136


603 1804 S-266c Electrotype Copy F12. A well-executed copy with attractive, glossy medium brown surfaces showing olive brown toning in protected areas. The dies are rotated to simulate the usual position seen on the genuine examples, but a tell-tale seam around the edge gives away its secret. LDS with both cud breaks strong. DWH #3100. Estimated Value .................................................................. $50-UP Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

604 1804 Cast Copy of the Restrike G6. A cast copy in lead or soft base metal. Slightly glossy medium gray. There is some minor “tin pest” in protected areas at BE in LIBERTY and several fine hairline scratches inside the wreath, plus a tiny rim bruise at the first S in STATES. The date is full but the reverse legends are weak and ONE CENT is mostly gone due to swelling in that area. Most likely a cast copy, but there appears to be a double profile on the portrait suggesting this piece may have been struck from transfer dies. Regardless, it’s a copy of a fantasy “restrike.” Any possibility this was struck in base metal using the “original” restrike dies seems remote but not impossible. DWH #3098. Estimated Value .................................................................................................. $50-UP Ex John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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605 “1809” Date altered from 1808 S-279 G4. Slightly sharper, especially on the reverse, but covered with light contact marks, including a few fine hairline scratches in the field before the portrait. Late die state (of the S-279 of course). The second 8 in the date was altered to a 9. The alteration was accomplished with some skill, but not enough to fool a knowledgeable collector. Glossy steel brown and chocolate splashed with olive and reddish chocolate on the obverse. DWH #3382. Estimated Value ........................................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910.

606 1809 S-280 A cast copy, or possibly struck from transfer dies F15. Slightly glossy dark steel brown with lighter steel brown and chocolate high points. No marks or corrosion, but the surfaces are covered with uniform very fine granularity, probably from the casting process. The date and legends are clear. The obverse is slightly misaligned to K-7.5 while the reverse is well centered on the “planchet.” DWH #3104. Estimated Value............................................................ $50-UP Ex Harley Miller (Wollenberg, West Germany) 6/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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607 1811 S-287 Cast copy or possibly struck using transfer dies VF20. Slightly glossy dark steel brown with chocolate toning on the high points. The surfaces are covered with very fine granularity characteristic of a cast copy. No defects and probably as made or nearly so. The obverse is very slightly concave while the reverse is similarly convex. DWH #3107. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................. $50-UP Ex Gil Pierce 6/83-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

608 1811 S-287 Cast copy or possibly struck using transfer dies VF25. Virtually identical to the preceding piece and obviously manufactured the same way using the same “dies.� Rather glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. A very tiny rim nick at star 13 can help identify this example. DWH #3108. Estimated Value ........................................................................................................................................................$50-UP Ex Lawrence Cobb (Columbia, SC) 8/95-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

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609 1811 Struck copy of S-287 with the reverse of 1809 S-280 AU55. Glossy chocolate brown with medium brown toning on the high points. There are a dozen dull, light nicks in the field before the face, possibly as struck, plus a similar group of marks over EN in CENT. Probably as struck or nearly so, the defects simply transferred from the original cent as the transfer dies were made. Struck using spark erosion dies that were heavily clashed and lapped. Has some characteristics of the “Bay-area counterfeits,” including the squared edges and granular look to the raised devices with smooth fields. DWH #3109. Estimated Value........................................................... $50-UP Ex Harley G. Miller (Wollenberg, West Germany) 1/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

610 “1811” Date altered from 1814 S-295 G4. Glossy dark steel brown and chocolate. Mostly smooth and attractive for the grade, some minor roughness at ATE in STATES the notable exception. The 4 in the date was altered into a 1, but the work is not deceptive. The alteration work appears to have been signed by the “craftsman” with small initials “SW” faintly scratched above the new date. DWH #3383. Estimated Value ......................................................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910.

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611 “1815” made using an 1813 S-292 VF30. Glossy chocolate and very dark steel brown. The surfaces are smooth and attractive, free of any hint of corrosion and showing only a few trivial contact marks, including a light diagonal nick on the throat. The alteration of the 3 to a 5 was done with utmost skill, and this is the most convincing example of an “1815” cent this cataloger has seen. The alteration method left a smooth, round bulge in the field right of the second S in STATES, which is exactly opposite the 5 in the date. In addition, there is a tiny planchet clip, as struck, that affects the dentils at stars 6-7 and the opposing ones at U in UNITED. MDS (for the host S-292). DWH #2650. Estimated Value ........................................................................... $300-UP Ex Homer K. Downing, 1952 ANA Sale, lot 2005-Stack’s 9/16/97:348-Denis Loring 4/22/05.

612 “1815” made using an 1813 S-292 F12. Sharpness VF20 with some extremely fine roughness in the fields and a patch of light verdigris, probably removable, at ICA. The 3 in the date was skillfully altered into a 5. The result is a very deceptive example of the mythical 1815 dated large cent. Glossy dark olive brown with chocolate high points. EDS. DWH #1900. Estimated Value .......................... $300-UP Ex G. Lee Kuntz, Superior 10/6/91:331-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/01:614.

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613 “1815” made using an 1813 S-292 G4. Clipped Planchet. A couple points sharper but covered with fine porosity. No verdigris or notable marks. The alteration to the 3 created a nicely formed 5, but a dig at the left top of the “5” betrays the attempted deception. A curved planchet clip affects only the rim at stars 8 & 9. Dark olive and steel brown. MDS. DWH #0360. Estimated Value .......................................................... $50-UP Ex Jack Borckardt (Collector’s Cabinet) 5/30/87.

614 “1815” made using an 1814 S-295 AG3. A couple points sharper with a dent on the dentils at star 11 and a trio of sharp digs inside the wreath. The “5” was created by denting the reverse opposite the 4, thus bulging that place on the obverse, and then shaving down the copper around the new digit. The “5” has a fancy (curved) top and is very well formed. Glossy steel brown and chocolate. Quite odd to have an 1814 cent used for this purpose since the alteration requires more work. A skillfully executed “1815” cent. DWH #1791. Estimated Value................................................. $30-UP Ex 1985 EAC Sale, lot 301-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 1/27/96:402. 142


615 “1815” A uniface electrotype copy from handmade dies that simulate the Petite Head style of 1839-1843 VF30. Very similar to the Black electrotypes of 1858-60 and may be a product of his efforts. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with traces of the silvery gray base metal showing through on some of the high points. The obverse is free of any roughness or notable marks while the smooth reverse shows a few light scratches. A very curious novelty. DWH #3112. Estimated Value ........................................................................................................................................................ $20-UP Ex Steve Vesely (Joliette, Illinois) 3/87-John D. Wright 1/18/06-Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley 4/3/06.

616 “1815” made using an 1845 N-4 F12. Slightly sharper with some tiny nicks scattered over the obverse. Glossy dark chocolate and olive brown. The 4 in the date was rather crudely altered to a 1 to give the appearance of an 1815 date, but the “craftsman” had pedestrian skill at best. DWH #3384. Estimated Value......................... $20-UP Ex Bob Matthews 3/15/91-Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910.

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617 “1815” made from an 1845 Newcomb-5 F12. Sharpness VF20 with nicks and rim bruises. The alteration is a relatively crude attempt to change the “4” into a “1”. Shouldn’t fool anyone since portions of the diagonal and crossbar of the “4” are still visible. Glossy medium brown. DWH #0362. Estimated Value .......................................$20-UP Ex Sid Emerson 2/14/78.

619 Trio of Cents with Altered Date. Includes the following: an “1814” with the date altered from an 1844/81 N-2 cent F12. Mostly glossy chocolate brown with lighter brown and tan high points. The first 4 was rather crudely altered to create the “1814” date. DWH #2476. Ex Colonel Steven Ellsworth (Butternut) 4/17/04. The second piece is an “1816” with the date altered from an 1846 N-12 VG10. Five points sharper with small nicks on both sides and crud in protected areas of the reverse. The 4 in the date was altered into a 1 to create an 1816 date. The work was done with no particular skill and would not be deceptive to anyone but a novice. Glossy chocolate and olive brown. DWH #3385. Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910. The third cent is an “1817” with the date altered from 1847 N-14 VG10. A couple points sharper with microscopic roughness in the obverse fields and protected areas. Glossy chocolate brown with darker steel and olive in protected areas. The 4 was altered to a 1 creating the appearance of an 1817 date. Not very deceptive to anyone but a novice, but the work was accomplished with a reasonable degree of care. DWH #3386. Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910. Lot of 3 coins.

618 “1815” made using an 1845 N-15 G5. Counterstamped. Glossy medium brown with smooth surfaces. There are 3 small counterstamps of a raised “4” inside an incuse oval punched into the face and upper part of the neck. These are neatly done and the 4’s are strong. In addition, the 4 in the date has been somewhat skillfully altered into a “1” to create the fictitious 1815 date for a large cent. The date alteration is obvious, and the cent style is totally wrong anyway. It shouldn’t fool anyone, but P. T. Barnum counted on weak minds to make a living, and he did rather well for himself. DWH #2849. Estimated Value.......................................... $20-UP

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620 1819 Struck Copy from Similar Dies EF45. Glossy dark chocolate brown with some lighter brown toning in protected areas. Possibly recolored but the toning and surfaces are attractive. Size and overall appearance are similar to a normal large cent, closest to the 1839 Head of 1838 type. Diameter is 28 millimeters and weight is 136.8 grains (normal diameter but about 30 grains light). The date is relatively small and the strike is sharp. An interesting piece, similar to the 1818 counterfeit from handmade dies and the famous 1848 Small Date cent, but not nearly as crude as those pieces. According to Cox Crider, these pieces were struck by Dixie Gun Works for U.S. Civil War re-enactors. John D. Wright, author of The Cent Book, says these were struck well before the establishment of the Gallery Mint. Sometimes called the “Beaded Cord 1819” or the “1819 Small Letters Reverse.” DWH #2510. Estimated Value............................................................. $50-UP Ex JGM Numismatics (Pete Boisvert), McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/5/04:726.

621 1820 N-14 R5- Details of VG10. Made into a crude gear. Lightly cleaned and retoned glossy chocolate with underlying very faded red showing through on both sides. No roughness but some marks from being flattened creating an oversize diameter. The rim was made into a crude gear, although it is difficult to imagine the precision of this piece is good enough to actually work in a piece of machinery. Perhaps just a piece created by idle hands. Too bad anyway since the host would have been a highly collectable example of this very scarce variety. DWH #3388. Estimated Value....................................... $50-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:911.

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622 “1821/0” made using an 1821 N-2 F15. A very deceptive alteration of a normal 1821 N-2 cent where strong “undertype” of a 0 shows at the right side of the second 1. In addition, many of the details of Ms. Liberty and the wreath have been skillfully altered or strengthened to create this captivating “new” overdate variety. Glossy medium brown and chocolate, and the retoning was accomplished so long ago that the color appears absolutely original. The weight is a rather low 141.0 grains suggesting the craftsman removed metal in addition to moving some of it around while doing the work. A real eye catcher. DWH #2648. Estimated Value ........................................ $50-UP Ex Richard Picker-Tony Terranova 4/22/05.

623 “1823” Date Altered from 1828 N-6 EF45. An 1828 N-6 cent with the second 8 altered to a 3. The alteration was accomplished with some skill, but the end result is not especially deceptive under magnification. Frosty dark steel brown and chocolate. The only defect (other than the alteration) is a light rim bruise between stars 3 & 4. Sharply struck. DWH #3175. Estimated Value .........................................................................................................................................................$50-UP Ex Catherine Bullowa 12/4/05:422-Tony Terranova 5/06. 146


624 “1823” Date Altered from 1828 N-11 G4. Slightly sharper but burnished and retoned glossy light steel brown and chocolate with hints of lighter reddish brown in protected areas. Some stains of fine carbon dust show on the portrait. The 8 in the date was carefully altered into a 3 to create the 1823 date. A decent alteration, but it wouldn’t fool an advanced collector. DWH #3387. Estimated Value ............................ $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:910.

625 1826 N-1 R2 Masonic Token VG7. The obverse grades F15 but is covered with fine to moderate granularity while the Masonic reverse is essentially as made and is prooflike with no defects. The obverse is slightly glossy dark steel and olive brown while the reverse is lustrous dark steel brown and chocolate. The reverse was smoothed off and very skillfully engraved. This piece was made for Peter J. Ungerbuehler of the McMillan Chapter No.19. DWH #3390. Estimated Value .................................$20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:912.

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626 1827 Large Cent Overstruck with 1830 Lafayette Medal by C. C. Wright Fuld LA.1830.12 VG8. Glossy chocolate brown with darker steel brown toning on the high points. Smooth and attractive for the grade, just worn. The medal was struck over an 1827 large cent of unknown die variety. The 1827 date is visible at the top of the obverse along with stars 11-13. On the reverse you can find S OF AMERI still visible from the cent undertype. These were struck by Wright and Bale of New York to honor General Lafayette for his service during two revolutions (including ours). A really neat piece. DWH #3505. Estimated Value....................... $100-UP Ex Denis Loring 5/10/08 during the EAC Convention in Dallas.

627 1827 N-12 R5 F15. Sharpness VF30 or slightly better but covered with fine granularity. No verdigris or marks. Slightly glossy very dark steel with chocolate brown toning on some of the high points. MDS, the die crack between the 1 & 8 now relatively strong. This example has a fine crack-like line that meanders from star 2 to the lower lip, and this line was once thought to be a die crack and is mentioned in John Wright’s book on the cents of 1816-1839. The line is an effect of the light corrosion rather than a real die crack, but it is very deceptive. A very interesting study piece of a sharp example of a rare die variety. DWH #0658. Estimated Value.................................................................................................................................................... $1,000-UP Ex Denis Loring 3/30/80. 148


628 1838 N-7 R1 Masonic Token F12. The cent obverse is F12 and the Masonic side grades EF40. Attractive glossy medium brown and chocolate with smooth surfaces. Could be N-7 or N-10, as if that really matters. The reverse was smoothed off and skillfully engraved into a Masonic token made for George F. Dilley of the McMillan Chapter No.19. The engraving work is beautiful. DWH #3391. Estimated Value ......................................... $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Goldberg’s 2/11/07:913.

629 1842 N-8 R1 “Rays Obverse” VG10. This was a normal cent that was submerged in an acid solution (obverse down is my guess) and left to pickle for some time. The bath left strong radial lines covering the obverse fields creating an impressive “rays” look with the rays radiating from behind the portrait. The weight has been reduced to a very low 115.7 grains in the process. Pickling of varying degrees is sometimes found on large cents, and it is rumored cents were added purposely to the brine in pickle barrels to enhance the green color of the end product or perform some other useful service. Sounds unhealthy in many ways, but then a lot of what we did years ago clearly falls into that category based on today’s science. Anyway, this interesting cent is an attractive glossy medium brown with olive brown toning covering the protected areas. The rays are the lighter tone while the valleys between them are the darker olive shade, and this two-tone look really highlights the effect. The end result is a cent with real artistic qualities. DWH #2649. Estimated Value........................................................................................................................................................ $20-UP Ex Richard Picker-Tony Terranova 4/22/05. 149


Rare 1846 contemporary counterfeit 630 1846 Contemporary Counterfeit VG7. Glossy medium brown and light chocolate. The surfaces are smooth and the only defects are a light scuff that breaks the toning left of star 12 and a collection of small pinpricks under the right foot of N in CENT. The reverse is nearly upset rotated 170 degrees clockwise. Weight 135.9 grains. At least 10 are known, possibly as many as 12. While the famous 1848 “Small Date” counterfeit cents were struck using handmade dies, these 1846 cents appear to have been struck using dies made from a genuine 1846 cent. Unfortunately the transfer is relatively mushed out so I have been unable to identify the die variety(s) used. Or, perhaps these were scrap dies employed in the Mickley tradition following extensive burnishing that blunted the details. Regardless, they are neat and quite rare. DWH #3605. Estimated Value .................................................. $50-UP Ex Jim Carr, 2010 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/24/2010:422 (via Chris McCawley).

631 1854 N-11 R2 Cut-down Planchet F15. Sharpness VF20 or slightly better with some light contact marks, including a nick at the top of the ear and another over star 11. Glossy chocolate brown with some reddish chocolate toning at the eye. The planchet is 23.5 millimeters in diameter and weighs only 109.8 grains. Apparently the planchet was carefully cut down to this smaller diameter post-striking (outside the mint) using a precision tool that left the rims looking just like they had been cut this size at the mint (or at the factory making planchets for the mint). Anyway, a neat curiosity. DWH #3389. Estimated Value........................................................................................................................................................ $20-UP Ex Jim Corrado, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 2/11/07:911. 150


632 1855 One Cent Token F12. “NOT ONE CENT// BUT JUST AS GOOD” Struck from hand-made dies with designs similar to the contemporary large cents. The planchet is brassy copper, 27.5 millimeters in diameter and weighing 143.4 grains (both similar to the standard large cent, but about 20 grains light). The reverse is rotated 85 degrees CCW from the normal head-to-foot orientation, and a large cud break joins BUT to the rim above. Glossy medium brown and chocolate. No spots, stains, or notable signs of contact. A curious item, similar to the more famous 1848 Small Date Cent. Appears to have circulated for some time. DWH #1939. Estimated Value.......................................... $20-UP Ex Rick DeSanctis, 2002 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/20/02:631.

633 Lot of 2 Pieces, both Gem BU. Includes the following: a full red example of the 1982 15th anniversary token for the Early American Coppers Club (EAC) and a “Chain Cent” which is a 1982-D Lincoln Cent bordered by a tiny link chain. Lot of 2 pieces from the Dan Holmes collection. Estimated Value.......................................... $20-UP Source not recorded.

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634 1968 EAC Charter Medal #1 awarded to Dr. William H. Sheldon MS65. As struck. Engraved to the good doctor as charter member #1. Obviously unique and a fitting end to the large cent ephemera section of the Dan Holmes Collection. And it comes with a great provenance, just as you would expect. Estimated Value ................................................$500-UP Ex Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal-Ray Chatham-William J. Parks-1988 EAC Sale, lot #52 (at $1250)-Dr. Bob Shalowitz 9/15/89.

635 Super-deluxe edition of The Davy and The Dan Holmes Collection auction catalog. This catalog has been specially bound in full morroccan leather. Only 6 such copies are in existence: one for both our consignors, one for our library, one for Bob Grellman, one for Chris McCawley and the No. 1 set will go to the top bidder. One hundred per cent of the proceeds from this lot will be donated to the ANA’s Young Numismatist Program. Estimated Value .....................................$3,000-UP

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The Dan Holmes Collection PT. III Large Cent Errors Sun, Sept 17,2010  

This is the third installment of the Dan Holmes Collection. This part covers his Large Cent Error Collection.

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