Item#1116 – 1854 N-16 R3+ Repunched 1 PCGS graded MS65 Brown
Second Finest N-16
Lustrous bluish steel and olive brown with very mellowed mint red covering 5-10% of the obverse while only traces of underlying very faded mint color show on the reverse. Satiny mint frost covers the planchet, even the highest points of the devices, and this cent has great eye appeal. The only marks are a dull, barely visible horizontal nick on the cheek left of the earlobe and a tiny splash of reddish chocolate toning on the rim over IT in UNITED. LDS, die state c. The repunching left of the 1 is gone and a strong flowline connects the left end of the base of the 1 to the left side of a dentil below.. Our grade is MS63, CC#2 behind a slightly finer example (the preceding lot) in the Grellman census. PCGS population 1, 1 finer in 66BN (the preceding example).
Ex Bill Bright-Wayne Anderson-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:1326-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 1/2004:1599-Tom Reynolds, Bowers & Merena 11/9/2006:321 (via Don Valenziano)-Phyllis Thompson, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2010:760-Chris McCawley, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 9/22/2013:417
Certificate # 1904.65/26530452