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Finest Known 1801 NC-2 Cent

1801 1C VF25 NGC. Fine 12 EAC. NC-2, Die State I, R.7. This is the finest of just eight known examples of this variety. Half of the known population of this variety grades just Fair 2 or Basal State 1. The variety was discovered in 1928 by George Clapp, only three years after Newcomb had published his book on 1801, 1802, and 1803 cents. A second was identified in 1931, with this example being the third and not discovered until 1956. This is an early die state with a retained cud through ES O. This was caused by clash marks from the obverse, including the entire date which remains visible on the reverse. Although a few minor imperfections and abrasions are visible on both sides, the surfaces are very pleasing overall. Lovely olive-brown color is accented by golden-brown near the devices.
Ex: C.J. Dochkus (12/56); Willard C. Blaisdell (2/75); R.E. Naftzger, Jr. (2/92); Eric Streiner (1/94).(#1458) (Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 224D, PCGS# 1458)


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January, 2005
12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
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Rasmussen Special Edition Catalog
This hard bound volume contains the magnificent Wes Rasmussen Large Cent Collection, formed by a former President of the Early American Coppers society which was auctioned at the 2005 Florida United Numismatic Auction. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $75 today.
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A hard bound limited library edition of the Wes Rasmussen Collection Catalog, signed by Wes Rasmussen, Mark Borckardt, Greg Rohan, and Denis Loring, is available while supplies last. Only 100 produced. Reserve your copy of this remarkable limited edition signed volume for just $150 today.

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