1854 N-4 R-3 PCGS MS 63 BN CAC Braided Hair Large Cent Coin 1c
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PCGS authenticated and graded MS 63 BN. Very attractive glossy chocolate and olive brown but the toning may not be original (although it satisfied the graders at PCGS and CAC). The fields are hard and very slightly reflective, and they are covered with fine diagonal die polishing lines on both sides. Apparently this is one of the earliest strikes from this die pair. The only notable marks are a short vertical scratch under star 1 and a lightly abraded spot of darker toning tucked under star 8. VEDS, die state a early. The fine repunching on the 4 is clear and parts of a stray 4 are visible in the curls over the left edge of the 5. A neat die state. Tied for CC#5 for the variety and tied with one other example for finest of the earliest die state in the Grellman census. PCGS population 1, 4 finer in BN (3 in 64, 1 in 65).
Ex Chris McCawley 2/1991-J. R. Grellman Collection-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1276-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2662 – John Davis Collection
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