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Lot 118

1831 N-7 R1 Large Letters PCGS graded MS65 Red & Brown, CAC Approved. Frosty bright original mint red fading to medium steel brown and light chocolate with 20% of the original red showing on the obverse, 40% on the reverse. Slightly darker steel brown toning covers the highpoints of the cheek. A lustrous cent that offers great eye appeal. The only notable mark is a spot of slightly darker toning on the E in ONE. LDS. The fields on both sides are flowlined and there is crumbling in the notch on the right side of the R in AMERICA. This is the plate coin for the variety in the John Wright reference book on the series. Graded MS65 and tied for CC#1 honors in the Bland census. Our grade is MS64. An impressive cent that comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and French-Ahumada provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB of the variety at both services. PCGS #36977. Estimate Value $4,000 - UP
Ex Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl FPL 1929, lot 506-T. James Clarke, B. Max Mehl 6/12/1945:1798-Dr. Kenneth J. Sartoris-Del Bland-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/1986:704-Manuel Ahumada Collection (includes the Bland-Brown collection envelope and lot ticket).

Realized $22,325

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