Item#1145 – 1854 N-28 R5- Repunched 18 PCGS graded MS63 Brown
Equal Finest N-28
Lustrous bluish steel brown and light olive with 15% of the mellowed mint red remaining on the obverse, 25% on the reverse. A choice example if not for a thin diagonal nick over star 3 and a vertical swipe of slightly darker toning right of the eye. The reverse is flawless. E-MDS, die state b early, with sharp doubling on much of the reverse legend. The earlier vertical die lines at the O in ONE are faint. Our grade is MS62, tied for CC#1 honors with one other example in the Grellman census (the preceding piece). PCGS population 2, none finer in BN.
Ex Chris McCawley, 2008 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/10/2008:614-Chris McCawley 6/1/2011 (lot ticket included)
Certificate # 406136.63/31607446