Item#1087 – 1854 N-3 R1 PCGS graded MS66 Brown, CAC Approved
Equal Finest N-3
Stray 4 in Curl. Choice frosty bluish steel and olive brown with generous traces of faded mint red showing on both sides, especially on the reverse. Void of any notable marks, Sharply struck with full radial lines in all but two of the stars. The best identifying mark, and it is difficult to see with a strong glass, is a tiny dimple just left of the ear lobe. EDS, die state a, with a fine die line slanting down to the right through star 6. The stray 4 punched into the curl over 85 is clear. Our grade is MS63, tied for finest known honors in the Grellman census. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, none finer in BN.
Ex John Borhek-William C. Noyes, 1984 EAC Sale, 3/1984:381-Del Bland 1/1988-Wesley A. Rasmussen, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/1998:440-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1273-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2661 (includes the Rasmussen and Brown collection envelopes, the Wadlington collection notes, and the last three lot tickets)
Certificate # 403953.66/31543742