1848 N-44 R6-. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown.
Frosty olive and bluish steel brown with faded mint red covering at least 10% of both sides. Satiny mint luster covers the planchet and the eye appeal is excellent. The best identifying marks are a subtle splash of slightly darker toning on the neck just left of the middle curl and a speck of planchet slag in the field near the dentils under the wreath. The fields are smooth while the devices are matte in texture giving this piece a cameo look when the light hits just right. The strike is soft on the coronet over LIB and a couple of the stars do not show all their radial lines, but overall the strike is decent. E-MDS, die state a
. The die lines at UN are clear. Called MS62 and tied for CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #30508. Our grade is MS63
, tied for CC#1 in the Grellman census. The next best example in both census lists grades only EF40. PCGS population 2; none finer. Only 2 graded at PCGS for the variety.
DWH #3600 (PCGS # 406553)
Estimated Value $4,000-UP.
Ex Willard C. Blaisdell 9/76 (via Del Bland)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 9/7/2009:898.
The Dan Holmes Collection of Late Date Large Cents