1805 1/2C Large 5, Stems, BN MS (PCGS# 1090)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 33
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The Large 5, Stems to Wreath <em>Guide Book </em>variety is diagnostic for the C-4 attribution. This richly original piece exhibits olive-copper patina to moderately worn, yet still boldly defined features. Old, inactive verdigris in the protected areas around the reverse devices is noted for accuracy, but there are no significant blemishes.