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1807/6 1C Large 7 MS62 Brown PCGS. S-273, B-3, R.1. MRB AU55. ...

2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1159

 
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1807/6 S-273, B-3 Cent, MS62 Brown
Doug Smith's 'Golden Biscuit'
1807/6 1C Large 7 MS62 Brown PCGS. S-273, B-3, R.1. MRB AU55. Breen Die State IV, the latest that he recorded, with heavy obverse clash marks and a short horizontal die crack from the obverse rim at 7:30. This is the common 1807/6 overdate variety with the former 6 plainly visible. It is a popular choice with type collectors for its plainly visible overdate, and its standing as the second most common 1807 large cent variety.
Both sides have nearly full luster with far finer than usual golden and olive-brown surfaces that host splashes of steel and iridescent toning. A few tiny pedigree marks are visible on the bust and shoulder. Noyes grades this piece AU50, with the sharpness of AU55 and tied for 11th finest known. It falls just below the Bland roster of 12 top pieces.
This is C. Douglas Smith's famous "Golden Biscuit." His envelope states: "Beautiful color toning - like a golden biscuit fresh from the oven!" A Brooklyn resident, Smith (1914-1999) was a charter member of Early American Coppers. Employed by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for 42 years, Smith began collecting large cents in 1947 and was an active participant in the 1952 sale of Homer Downing's collection. The often-colorful commentary on his envelopes is treasured by collectors today.
Ex: A.H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; New Netherlands (56th Sale, 1962), lot 523; C. Douglas Smith; Dr. Robert Schuman (10/1999); Anthony Terranova (4/2000); Jon Alan Boka.
From The Al Boka Copperheads Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 224N, PCGS# 1528)

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