Item#1099 – 1854 N-8 R1 PCGS graded MS65 Red & Brown
Equal Finest N-8
Lustrous mint red mellowing to light steel brown on the devices with at least two-thirds of the planchet showing mint color. The only marks are some small spots of darker toning including one on the right bottom of the 8, another in the field before the nose, and a third just right of star 6. Only the spot on the 8 contains any trace of carbon. Nicely struck E-MDS, die state a late, with radial lines in all the stars. The fields are satiny from microscopic die flowlines. Our grade is MS65, tied with one other example for CC#1 honors in the Grellman census. The attribution and Naftzger Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, none finer in RB.
Ex Julian Leidman, American Auction Association 11/10/1972:947-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Naftzger Estate, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/7/2009:1195-Chris McCawley 1/2011
Certificate # 406082.65/18900566