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1836 N-6 Large Cent, MS63 Brown
Usual Late Die State

1836 1C MS63 Brown PCGS. N-6, R.2. MRB MS60. Nearly all known examples of this variety have an obverse rim break between stars 7 and 8 as seen here. The reverse has five radial die cracks described by John Wright. The hair at the top of the head has three distinct waves, unlike any other obverse die of the year. Wright describes this as the "Wavy-Top Head" and the feature is a distinctive attribution characteristic, common only to N-6 and N-7 that share the single obverse die.
This wonderful "greenie" has emerald-green, tan, and steel-blue toning. Light tan on the edge suggests it may have been cleaned and recolored, but if so it was by an expert. Noyes called this piece MS60 and lower end of the census in the 1990 EAC catalog, and raised his grade to MS61 and fourth finest in his 2005 Noyes census. Jerry Bobbe wrote on the inside flap of the Naftzger envelope that this coin is "Ex CDS 9/14/74 at 12:55 AM." Few coins carry such a precise provenance.
Lester Merkin was a well-known coin dealer in the 1960s and 1970s, beginning his venture into coin auctions with the Louis Helfenstein sale that he handled in August 1964. Several of his 31 sales were cataloged by Walter Breen. Merkin was born in Philadelphia in 1916, the son of Russian immigrants, and died at New York City in 1992.
Ex: Lester Merkin (1/28/1971); C. Douglas Smith; Jerry A. Bobbe; Myles Z. Gerson (7/1980); R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; Early American Coppers Sale (5/1990), lot 221; Jon Alan Boka.
From The Al Boka Copperheads Collection.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 225T, PCGS# 1726)


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