Lustrous light steel brown with faded mint color covering 10% of the obverse and 30% of the reverse. Satiny mint frost covers this cent, even the highest points of the devices, and the eye appeal is outstanding. Essentially flawless. The best identifying marks, and they are microscopic, are a very shallow planchet flake in the dentils at star 3, a couple small flakes on the rim above star 9, and a speck of dark toning close over the center of the N in CENT. MDS, die state b, with a fine die crack arcing across the upper part of the obverse. Our grade is MS64, finest known in the Grellman census. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Twin Leaf Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, 1 finer in 66BN.
Ex Henry Chapman 1935-unknown-Stack’s 3/11/1998:248-Jack Wadlington (The Twin Leaf Collection), Stack’s Bowers 7/16/2015:2677 (includes the Wadlington collection notes and both lot tickets)
Certificate # 406112.65/31543423