Item#1097 – 1854 N-7 R2+ Repunched 1 & 4 PCGS graded MS63 Brown
Finest Early State N-7
Frosty light olive with sea-green overtones. Satiny luster covers this cent and the eye appeal is excellent. No spots and the only mark is a thin scratch near the dentils over the right side of star 11. Rare EDS, die state a (the earliest seen), with sharp but fine repunching on the 1 & 4 and fine die polishing lines covering the fields on the obverse. In addition there is a curious spike hanging down from the right top of the 5. Our grade is MS60, tied for CC#10 for the variety but the finest of the early die state in the Grellman census. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, 2 finer in BN (65 and 66).
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 9/21/1991:188-Wesley A. Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/1998:445-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2665 (includes the Rasmussen collection envelope and all three lot tickets)
Certificate # 406078.63/31543745