Item#1102 – 1854 N-11 R2 NGC graded MS64 Red & Brown
Rare Earlier State N-11
Lustrous bluish steel and olive brown with faded mint red covering about 10% of the planchet, mostly on the reverse. The surfaces are satiny and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent. No spots or stains. The only marks are a light, barely visible scratch down under the ear lobe and another nearly horizontal one on the jaw. Neither mark breaks the toning or is visible without the aid of a good glass. E-MDS, die state a late. The fields on both sides are covered with very fine radial die flowlines but the points at ONE CENT are clear. The details at the ear are fully struck which is unusual for this variety. Our grade is MS60+. Not in the overall condition census for the variety but one of the finest seen in the earlier die state. NGC population 1, 1 finer in 66RB.
Ex Chris McCawley, Goldberg Auctions 2/18/2018:609
Certificate # 1632969-005