Item#1082 – 1854 N-1 R3 PCGS graded MS64 Brown, CAC Approved
Frosty medium steel brown and light olive with 15-20% of the planchet showing slightly faded mint red (had to be close to receiving an “RB” designation from PCGS). The surfaces are lustrous and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent. Only a few trivial marks including traces of an old fingerprint around stars 7-11 and a spot of darker toning on the rim below the 5 in the date. There are some tiny planchet flakes on the upper part of the neck (as struck), but it takes a glass to see them. MDS, die state b, with a die flowline from the right end of the base of the 4 to a dentil below but without a similar flowline down from the left base of the 1. Doubling from die bounce (machine doubling) shows on AMER and on the berries on either side of CENT. Our grade is MS62, tied for CC#2 in the Grellman census. (Three of the top four examples in the Grellman census are in this collection.) The attribution and Great Pacific Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3, none finer in BN.
Ex Alan Meghrig-Bill Noyes & Doug Bird 4/21/1994-Wesley A. Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/1998:438-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1266-Elmer Guthrie (The Great Pacific Collection), Goldberg Auctions 2/16/2020:280 (includes the Rasmussen, Brown, and Guthrie collection envelopes and the last lot ticket)
Certificate # 406062.64/38089302