Rothchild Counterfeit Houston Money Show Auction January 20, 2024

LOT 206 1829 N-9 R4 Medium Letters VF35+. Choice glossy light chocolate brown. Smooth and nearly flawless with outstanding eye appeal. The only mark is a short, dull scratch at the bottom of the neck. M-LDS with several die cracks on the obverse but the final crack to the neck has not formed. Well struck for the variety with minor weakness on the upper part of the hair bun.

Ex Dennis W. Loring, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 9/13/1997:197

LOT 209 Quartet of 1830 Cents. Includes N-2 R2 VG8, N-3 R3 with the reverse rotated 150 degrees clockwise VG7, N-4 R2 G5, and N-8 R1 VG8. A couple are slightly sharper with minor defects but all are toned brown and chocolate. Lot of 4 coins.

LOT 207 Pair of 1830 Cents. Includes N-1 R1 M-LDS F15 and N-5 R3 MDS F12+. Both are attractive glossy brown and chocolate with smooth surfaces and very nice eye appeal. Lot of 2 coins.

The N-1 is ex Coin Galleries (Stack’s) 11/13/1991:3317, the second is ex McCawley & Grellman 9/13/1997:507 (includes the M&G lot ticket)

LOT 210 1830 N-4 R2 Large Letters EF45. Ten points sharper but lightly cleaned on the obverse. The obverse is glossy bluish steel with frosty light brown in protected areas; the reverse is choice frosty light brown. The only marks are a collection of light pin scratches between star 1 and the chin. E-MDS with die cracks on both sides and lightly flowlined fields. Noyes photo #27673. Comes with a nice provenance.

LOT 208 1830 N-2 R2+ VF30. Sharpness EF40 but the toning is darker than you like to see at this level of sharpness. Frosty dark olive brown and steel. No marks and very little wear, but there are traces of fine verdigris in protected areas. E-MDS, Grellman state a late. The dashes right of the date are visible but weak and the radial crack from star 13 to the dentils has not formed. This cent is sharp and has nice eye appeal in spite of the dark toning.

Ex J. S. Bryant, Lyman Low 12/1906:200-George Roebling, New Netherlands Coin Co. 6/1967:1280-Jack Collins, Bowers & Ruddy 10/1977:902 (plated)-Dr. George Ewing-Del Bland-Stuart A. Hodge (includes the Hodge collection envelope)

Ex McLaughlin & Robinson Auctions 9/1986:573 J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/ Superior 2/17/2001:930-unknown-Heritage Auctions 7/31/2018:29185-eBay 9/30/2018

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