Item#1104 – 1854 N-11 R2 PCGS graded MS64+ Red & Brown
Equal Second Finest N-11
Mint red fading to steel brown with slightly more than a third of the mint color remaining. The surfaces are quite attractive, satiny and nearly free of marks. The best identifying marks are two tiny ticks under the earlobe, a tiny struck-through line running through the R in LIBERTY (as struck), and a minor swipe of darker toning between the main curl and star 12. E-MDS, die state b. The fields are covered with fine radial die flowlines including a very light flowline down from the right base of the 4. The details at the ear are sharply struck, a big plus for this variety. Our grade is MS64, tied for CC#2 in the Grellman census. The attribution is noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, 1 finer in 65RB.
Ex Jack Collins-Dr. Philip W. Ralls-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1306-Tom Reynolds, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 9/14/2003:1018-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/30/2011:596 (includes the Ralls, Brown, and Holmes collection envelopes and all three lot tickets)
Certificate # 406092.64+/31607454