1854-S $2 1/2 VF25 NGC....
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1. Finest Known, PCGS AU-50 The Bass Coin. Ex: F.C.C. Boyd, "World's Greatest Collection;" J. F. Bell Collection (Jacob F. Shapiro, Stack's 12/44); Memorable (J. F. Shapiro, Numismatic Galley 3/48); Adolphe Menjou (Numismatic Galleries, 6/50) lot 1326; New Netherlands # 51 (6/58), lot 837 (not part of the Rio Rancho Sale Superior 10/74 as previously reported, see below) Harry Bass privately in 1974; Harry Bass, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/99) lot 472; Superior Elite Sale 1/2004, lot 792 identifiable by a short scratch from the top arrow to the right serif of M.
2. NGC VF35, Ex: Davis-Graves (Stack's, 4/54) lot 826; Rio Rancho (Superior, 10/74); lot 89; Richmond I (David Lawrence Rare Coins, 7/2004) lot 1149 at $86,250. Identifiable by a nick below star 7, and a small dark area above the T of UNITED in the dentils.
3. XF40 Cleaned and Planchet Flaws. Ex: William Cutler Atwater (B. Max Mehl, 6/46); Grant Pierce (Stack's, 5/65), lot 1154; Miles (Stack's, 10/68), lot 166; 1973 ANA Sale (Jess Peters, 8/73), lot 826; 1974 MANA Sale lot 1547; Arthur Lamborn "Fairfield" (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/77), lot 1544; Long Beach Sale (Heritage, 10/95), lot 5527. Identifiable by roughness on the upper left obverse, lower left reverse and a nick over star 13.
4. NGC VF25, the present example. Nick below the 54 of date, scratch in lower left obverse field. Possibly one of those below.
5. Fine/Very Good reverse Samuel W. Wolfson Sale (Stack's, 10/62), lot 165. Moderate wear, no identifying marks seen on the plate, possibly one of those listed below.
6. Fine/VG reverse. Gilhousen (Superior, 2/73), lot 184 and Rio Rancho (Superior, 10/74), lot 90, identifiable by a rough area on the left central obverse.
7. Very Good. Ex: Auction '81 (Paramount, 8/81), lot 1405; Stack's 5/00, lot 1194. Identifiable by a few rim ticks, one between the first two stars, another at the base of the reverse.
8. Very Good/Good. Ex: Elmer Sears, 8/1915; John H. Clapp; Louis Eliasberg (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/82), lot 170. Identifiable by wear and no real surface problems.
9. Very Good/Fine. Ex: Kreisberg / Schulman Sale 2/60, lot 2592 and ANA Sale (New England Rare Coin Galleries, 8/79), lot 82.
10. Obverse VF, Scratched, Shank Removed affecting NITE and AMER on the reverse.
11. Another Ex: Jewelry piece, listed as "loop removed, traces of solder, Texas private collection."
This particular coin shows slightly more detail on the obverse than the reverse. Green-gold color overall, the surfaces show several distinguishing marks. On the obverse, a very thin, jagged scratch runs from below star 3 to just below the chin of Liberty, a shallow planchet flaw is seen to the left of the top of the 1 in the date, another long, shallow depression is located above the bun of Liberty's hair, and a couple of marks are just behind Liberty's neck. On the reverse, an angling scratch is seen from the top left of the U in UNITED to the denticles, and a minor scratch is seen below and another above the eagle's right (facing) wing.
Purchased from Abner Kreisberg Corporation on November 9, 1982 for $24,000.
From The Beverly Hills Collection.(#7773) (Registry values: P2) (PCGS# 7773)
Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)