1803 LARGE CENT -
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MS-65, if not better. Ex - Stack's
"The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May
9, 2001, Lot 27, plated, sold for $26,450.00 Purchased
PCGS MS-64 Brown. Ex - Superior
Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27,
2003, Lot 528, sold for $12,650.00 Ex Lorin G. Parmelee- New York
Coin & Stamp Co., 6/1890:811- Harlan P. Smith- S. H. & H.
Chapman 5/1906:1101- Dr. Henry W. Beckwith- S. H. Chapman 4/1923:28-
Dr. Charles A. Cass, Stack's 11/57:165- Emanual Taylor 10/60/- R. E.
Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92- Eric Streiner- Tony Terranova- McCawley
& Grellman Auctions 8/96:247.
MS-63. Ex - Lorin G.
Parmelee - New York Coin & Stamp Co., June, 1890, Lot 811 - Harlan P.
Smith - S.H. & H. Chapman, May 1906, Lot 1101 - Dr. Henry C. Beckwith
- S.H. Chapman, April 1923, Lot 28 - Dr. Charles A. Cass, Stack's November
1957, Lot 165 - Emanuel Taylor, October 1960 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr.,
February 23, 1992 - Eric Streiner - Anthony Terranova - McCawley &
Grellman Auctions, Inc., August 1996, Lot 247 - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money
Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 16 at $12,362.50, "...Listed as
MS63 and tied for CC#3 in the Noyes and Bland census lists, and
Noyes classifies it 'Choice." This is Newcomb plate coin
and Noyes used it to illustrate the later die state of the
AU-55 (illustrated below). Ex - Stack's
"Auction '83", Lot 529 - C. Douglas Smith - Dr. Robert A.
Schuman - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 221, where
it was described as follows: "1803 S-254 R2 AU55 Glossy chocolate brown with frosty tan in
protected areas and a couple faint peeps of very faded mint color on the
reverse. The only notable mark is a small spot of darker olive toning (not
carbon) in the field over the bust tip. E-MDS, the crack from the dentils up
through the 3 not reaching the curl on the neck. There are some clear clashmarks
in the obverse fields and multiple sets of impressed dentils through LIBERTY,
plus a shallow low spot in the field at the forehead, as struck. Graded AU55 by
Noyes. Very attractive. In the lower end of the expanded condition census.
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club