Item#1121 – 1854 N-17 R1 PCGS graded MS63 Red & Brown
Mostly Red N-17
Lustrous mint red mellowing to dark bluish steel and olive with slightly more than half the mint color remaining. The only marks are a few tiny specks of dark toning on both sides, including one in the dentils over the C in AMERICA. E-MDS, die state b. The die lines at NITED are dull but still visible. A very shallow low spot covers the neck and another covers the area around the N in CENT (caused by debris/lubricant on the dies; a common issue for this die variety). This cent would be a gem if not for the low spots. Our grade is MS64, tied for CC#2 behind a marginally finer example in the Grellman census (the following piece). The attribution is noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3, 1 finer in 64RB.
Ex Chris McCawley, 2003 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/26/2003:766-Evan L. Kopald, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/2010:1248
Certificate # 406107.63/16210075