Item#1118 – 1854 N-16 R3+ Repunched 1 PCGS graded MS62 Brown
Finest Early State N-16
Frosty medium brown and steel. Sharply struck with radial lines in all the stars. The notable defects are a small spot of very fine carbon under star 3 and a thin planchet lamination that meanders from the rim through TES OF AM (as struck). This is the earliest die state seen for the variety, die state a early, with fine die lines covering the fields and sharp repunching left of the 1. A very rare die state. Our grade is AU58+, very close to MS60. Tied for CC#8 of the variety but finest of the earliest die state.
Ex Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 9/13/1997:355-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2674 (includes both lot tickets)
Certificate # 1904.62/83087758