Item#1107 – 1854 N-12 R2+ Repunched 1 PCGS graded AU58, CAC Approved
Very attractive frosty light to medium brown. Just a few trivial marks including some microscopic ticks on the jaw, a tiny rim nick over the right side of star 6, and a speck of darker toning at the top of the N in CENT. Just a light touch of friction on the highpoints of the devices. Very scarce EDS, die state a, with repunching clearly visible below the 1 and fine diagonal die lines from the dentils below the 54. A nice example of a tough die state, the best EDS business strike example that Jack Wadlington was able to find when he built the spectacular Twin Leaf Collection. Previously removed from a PCGS slab graded MS62BN. Our grade is EF45. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label.
Ex McCawley & Grellman Auctions 7/31/1993:393-Dale Anderson, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 9/13/1997:351-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2671 (includes all three lot tickets)
Certificate # 406094.58/31543417