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    1873 Cent, MS65 Red and Brown
    Snow-1, FS-101, Doubled LIBERTY
    Tied Atop the Condition Census

    1873 1C Doubled LIBERTY, Snow-1, FS-101, MS65 Red and Brown PCGS. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. Snow-1 is designated as a five-star variety. It is included in the Guide Book and featured in the Cherrypickers' Guide, where the authors describe it as "always sought by collectors, in all grades" and "in very high demand." To be sure, its inclusion in all the important references and the strength and breadth of the obverse doubling contribute to the variety's perennial appeal.

    Walter Breen discovered the 1873 Closed 3 cent with strong doubling on LIBERTY in 1957. Over the past 60 years the variety has proven itself to be the most challenging doubled die in the entire Indian Head series, with only 300 or so pieces known. Rick Snow adds: "Most are lower grade. Less than 20 examples are known in Mint State condition. Only one example is known with full red color." He ranks the two MS65 Red Brown representatives at PCGS, including this example, as the top coins on the Condition Census.

    The doubling is absolutely clear on this important Gem. Although it is strongest on Liberty's headband, the profile, eye, and hair strands are nearly as bold. Strike definition is crisp on the headdress feathers, legends, wreath, and shield. Glowing copper-orange color around the border melds with deeper shades of violet and chestnut-brown toward the centers. The absence of obvious marks is appreciable. A late die state representative with a crack through the base of the date. Encapsulated in a green label holder. Population: 2 in 65 Red and Brown, 0 finer (5/19).
    Ex: Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior Galleries, 5-6/1999), lot 1671.
    From The Castle Collection. (Variety PCGS# 37505, Base PCGS# 2116)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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