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1827 N-7 Large Cent, MS64+ Brown
DeVore-Wyatt Provenance

1827 1C MS64+ Brown PCGS. N-7, R.3. MRB MS60+. Ex: Wyatt-Boka. The reverse rim is minutely dished at the upper left, with a few letters almost imperceptibly drawn to the border. The surfaces exhibit splendid dark brown color with frosty luster and light blue overtones. Slightly darker toning appears on Liberty's cheek. A tiny indentation is at the throat with a small scuff at star 8. This piece was graded MS63 in the Wyatt catalog and was previously certified MS63 Brown PCGS. Noyes graded this piece MS60+ and tied for third finest in 1991, lowering his grade to MS60 and tied for fifth finest in 2005.
Superior wrote in the Wyatt catalog: "Although unpedigreed before DeVore-Wyatt, it is more than possible that this splendid Cent first appeared in the Wilharm Collection, sold by B. Max Mehl in 1921; otherwise this is its identical twin." This piece was unplated in Wilharm, and Mehl's description provides only a little detail: "Uncirculated, beautiful glossy light olive surface with traces of red. Perfectly centered."
Russell A. Wyatt was born in Indiana in 1904 and died in California in 1984. He was the son of Ulysses and Ella Wyatt of Linton, Indiana. An executive in the jewelry industry, Wyatt and his wife, Eudora Bell (1905-2001), began collecting coins in the 1930s. He was a client of Edward Wallis of the California Stamp Company, a firm that also dealt in coins and published the National Catalog of United States Coins, which made its first appearance in 1934. Also in the 1930s, they purchased the entire large cent collection of Harry DeVore.
Ex: Harry DeVore; Russell and Eudora Bell Wyatt (Superior, 9/1985), lot 514; John Nicholas (Superior, 2/1992), lot 540; John MacDonald; Denis W. Loring (1999); Jon Alan Boka.
From The Al Boka Copperheads Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 225J, PCGS# 1651)

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