Item#1115 – 1854 N-14 R2- Repunched 4 PCGS graded MS64+ RED
Certified RED N-14
Beautiful lustrous bright original mint red just starting to mellow to light steel brown on the highpoints, nearly 90% of the mint color remaining on both sides. The surfaces of this cent are virtually flawless and it has exceptional eye appeal. The only marks are some microscopic specks of darker steel toning scattered over the obverse including one on the right edge of the nostril that may help identify this piece. M-LDS, die state b. The die lines from the dentils over NI in UNITED are gone and the repunching inside the triangle of the 4 is quite dull but still visible. A wonderful cent, one of the “Reddest” 1854 cents seen of any die variety. Our grade is MS65, tied for CC#2 in the Grellman census. The attribution and Ralls provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, none finer.
Ex Superior 2/2/1992:1315 (via Tony Terranova)-Dr. Philip W. Ralls-Ralls Estate, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/2014:885 (includes the Ralls collection envelope)
Certificate # 406102.64+/28432440