1849 N-17 R3 PCGS MS65                  $2850

 

Lustrous light to medium chocolate and steel brown with attractive overtones of light bluish steel. Traces of slightly faded mint red can be found on both sides. Satiny mint frost covers this cent and it offers outstanding eye appeal. It takes some searching to locate any identifying marks. A speck of darker reddish chocolate toning on the bottom of the front edge of the neck and a speck of verdigris resting on the right top of the D in UNITED are the best ones I can find. Nicely struck E-MDS, die state b early, with a fine die crack through the top of ME and shallow crumbling that connects the tops of CE in CENT.

Ex Larry Whitlow (via J. R. Grellman 1/1990)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. (via J. R. Grellman 3/1990)-Gary M. Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/19/1995:527-Jack Wadlington, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/8/1999:2355-R. S. Brown, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 6/2/2002:731-Tom Reynolds 1/2004-Phyllis Thompson, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 1/31/2010:651-Fred Iskra Collection

 

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