Item#1098 – 1854 N-9 R2 PCGS graded MS63 Brown
The so-called “Dartboard Obverse” variety. Very attractive frosty olive brown and sea-green with hints of underlying very faded mint red in the fields, mostly on the obverse. Sharply struck with full radial lines in all the stars. The only “defect” is an extremely shallow low spot on the cheek and jaw (caused by debris/lubricant on the die, a striking feature nearly always present to some degree on this variety). A microscopic diagonal planchet chip on the rim at star 3.5 may help identify this cent. M-LDS, die state c early. There are very fine radial die flowlines in the fields and a tiny flowline reaches from the left end of the base of the 1 to the left edge of a dentil below. The stray 1 that was punched into the right side of the ear is strong, the top of the 8 shows clearly in the space right of the Y, and portions of the stray 4 are visible in the curl over the 85. A very nice example of this interesting die variety, better struck than most. Our grade is MS60+, tied for CC#6 in the Grellman census. PCGS population 1, 6 finer in BN.
Ex Chris McCawley
Certificate # 1904.63/19539198