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    Extremely Rare 1847 Medcalf 2CC-6 Hawaiian Cent
    MS65 Brown

    1847 1C Hawaii Cent MS65 Brown PCGS. Medcalf 2CC-6. Plain 4 with 15 berries arranged seven left and eight right, considered the rarest variety. In Hawaiian Money, Donald Medcalf records six varieties of the 1847 Hawaiian cent, including examples with a Plain 4 or a Crosslet 4 in the date, combined with six different reverse dies. We have heard from a specialist there are actually only five reverse dies that were paired with six varieties. A brief, informal survey of 115 pieces that have appeared in Heritage Signature sales over the past decade indicates that we have handled three examples of 2CC-1, 80 examples of 2CC-2, seven of 2CC-3, five of 2CC-4, 18 of 2CC-5, and only two appearances of this 2CC-6 variety, those two coins both graded AU50. The present specimen is far and away the finest example of the variety that we have seen or handled, and it is sure to find an appreciative new owner in the Hawaiian specialist. The same Hawaiian specialist/dealer mentioned above called to inform us that he paid $8,000 to another dealer for a PCGS MS64 Brown in March of this year of this rare variety. Population: 6 of all varieties in 65 Brown, 0 finer (12/09). (NGC ID# 2C52, PCGS# 10965)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
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