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Sale 98

Lot 43

1820 N-5 R3 Small Date PCGS graded MS64 Brown, CAC Approved. Lustrous bluish steel brown and chocolate with peeps of faded mint color showing in protected areas of the reverse. A faint pin scratch in the field off the tip of the chin and a tiny planchet flake in the field under the hair bun (as struck), plus a swipe of lighter golden tan toning at the T in CENT into the wreath at right are the best identifying marks. The surfaces are satiny and this cent offers outstanding eye appeal. Sharply struck EDS with an inner circle at the dentil tips from star 13 to under the 20 in the date. Called MS63 choice and finest known in the Noyes census, his photo #20632. Bland says MS60+ and CC#1 as well. This piece is the finest of only 3 examples known in mint state, and one of those is impounded in the ANS museum. Our grade is MS63. Comes with a nice provenance. The attribution and Garrett-Ahumada Provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest of the variety. PCGS #36691. Estimate Value $4,000 - UP
Ex George Massamore's 22nd sale, 11/1883:179-Garrett Family Collection-Johns Hopkins University, Bowers & Ruddy 11/28/1979:140-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:96-Manuel Ahumada Collection (includes the Naftzger collection envelope and both lot tickets).


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