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1840 1C, RB

1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 1999
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Location: Orlando, FL
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One Of The Finest Known 1840 Proof Large Cents
1840 PR 64 Red and Brown NGC. N-2. There is an interesting passage in Breen (1977) relating to the proofs struck in 1840:
"Blundered die, small straight date over larger 18 leaning to right. The die was originally dated 18__ in expectation of use either in 1839 or 1840, but by the time the Engraving Department got around to using it, the individual large date punches had been abandoned in favor of the small date logotype or gangpunch. About 14 or 15 proofs are known, but only 5 have been graded, and it is incredible carelessness that among all the dozen or so obverses made for this year, the one with a naked-eye blunder would have been chosen for making proofs. Some specimens have a fiery brilliance like the 1841s and the half cents of this year."
The brilliance is subdued on this piece with an overlay of light brown and olive across each side. Yet, the mirrored flash still is brightly evident, with or without proper lighting. A few tiny contact marks are seen on each side. Population: 3 in 64, none are finer by either service (11/98). (NGC ID# 226R, PCGS# 1950)

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