A 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain, AMERI. cent and a 1794 Liberty Cap cent are among the 83 lots of early United States large cents from the Paul Gerrie Collection to be offered Feb. 3 in Los Angeles by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.
The large cents are among 2,195 lots of United States coins and paper money to be offered in four public sessions Feb. 3 and 4.
The Chain cent, Lot 1, is graded About Uncirculated 53 by Professional Coin Grading Service. The coin is cataloged as Sheldon 1 in Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon.
The Liberty Cap cent, S-29, is plated in the Sheldon book as well as in Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents 1793-1814. It is Lot 18 in the auction, and is graded PCGS Mint State 65+ brown, and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp.
Other cents in the auction include a 1793 Liberty Cap cent, S-13, Lot 7, PCGS AU-53; a 1794 Liberty Cap, Head of 1793, Edge of 1794 cent, S-18b, Lot 9, PCGS MS-63 brown; and a 1794 Liberty Cap, Wheelspoke Reverse cent, S-33, Lot 22, PCGS Very Fine 35.
The remaining lots in the auction represent Colonial coins through gold $20 double eagles, as well as patterns and U.S. paper money.
Among the additional lots are:
• 1776 Continental Currency dollar, inscriptions include CURRENCY spelling and EG FECIT, in pewter, Newman 3-D (1776 Continental Currency Coinage & Varieties of the Fugio Cent by Eric P. Newman), Lot 1370, PCGS MS-65.
• 1969-S Lincoln, Doubled Die Obverse cent, Lot 1133, PCGS MS-62 red and brown.
• 1914/3 Indian Head 5-cent coin, Lot 1158, PCGS MS-65, CAC.