Item#1081 – 1854 N-1 R3 PCGS graded MS64 Red & Brown, CAC Approved
Equal Second Finest N-1
Lustrous light to medium steel brown with 10% of the obverse and 25% of the reverse showing mint red. The only mark is a small spot of dark toning at the dentils left of star 3. There is a very shallow low spot on the upper part of the neck and two more in the field at the chin (caused by debris, probably lubricant, on the die). Nicely struck E-MDS, die state a late. Very fine radial die flowlines cover the obverse fields and a flowline from the right base of the 4 to a dentil below is just starting to show. Our grade is MS62, tied for CC#2 honors behind a slightly finer example but tied for finest of die state a in the Grellman census. A variety that is difficult to find in top grades. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2, none finer in RB.
Ex Tom Reynolds 5/1996-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2659 (lot ticket included)
Certificate # 406063.64/31543740