Item#1142 – 1854 N-26 R2+ PCGS graded MS64+ Red & Brown
Mostly Red N-26
Lustrous mint red mellowing to steel brown with more than half of the planchet showing some mint red. A sharp, very attractive cent that has just a few trivial marks. The notable marks are a tiny, light scratch off the bust tip, a few tiny nicks on the rim below the 54, and a speck of darker toning near the dentils over star 4. MDS with very fine radial die flowlines covering the fields on both sides (the only die state for this variety). Our grade is MS63+, tied for CC#5 honors in the Grellman census. The attribution is noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 3 finer in 65RB.
Ex Chris McCawley 7/1989-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1363
Certificate # 406131.64+/25120862