Item#1146 – 1854 N-29 R3 PCGS graded MS65 Red & Brown, CAC Approved
The Naftzger N-29
Frosty mint red fading to light bluish steel brown with 25% of the slightly faded red showing on the obverse, 50% on the reverse. The frosty mint luster is unbroken, and the only marks visible without a strong glass are a tiny speck of dark toning near the hair right of star 6 and a very shallow low spot in the field off the chin. MDS, die state b. A triangular die clashmark is located just off the tip of the chin, and the clashmark at the left top of the O in ONE is doubled. A great cent that has outstanding eye appeal. Our grade is MS64, CC#1 in the Grellman census. The Naftzger collection envelope includes a statement attributed to Jules Reiver in the 1984 Starr catalog: “This variety discovered by Ted Naftzger in 1976.” This is the discovery coin. An important cent that comes with a very impressive provenance. The attribution and Naftzger Collection provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, none finer in RB.
Ex Dr. James O. Sloss, Abe Kosoff 10/21/1959:325-Floyd T. Starr, Stack’s 6/13/1984:795-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Naftzger Estate, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldberg’s 9/7/2009:1232-Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/30/2011:622-unknown-2019 EAC Sale, lot 342 (includes the last lot ticket)
Certificate # 406140.65/18900601