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    1798 S-161, B-22 Cent, MS63 Brown
    Tied for Third Finest on Bland's Census

    1798 1C First Hair Style, S-161, B-22, R.2, MS63 Brown NGC. Breen Die State IV. An intermediate die state with minor obverse cracks and extensive reverse cracks. This impressive cent has satiny chocolate-brown surfaces with frosty luster and glossy, slightly reflective fields. Trivial marks are barely worth mentioning, and include a thin field nick in front of the neck. Bland grades this piece slightly higher than we do. At AU55, it ranks tied for third in his census. Grellman agrees with Bland, and Noyes grades it XF45. Our EAC grade AU50.
    Ex: Carl Wurtzbach; Virgil M. Brand; Emanuel Taylor (10/1960); R.E. Naftzger, Jr. (Goldberg Auctions, 9/2008), lot 175; Dan Holmes (Goldberg Auctions, 9/2009), lot 295; The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2014), lot 2657.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2244, Variety PCGS# 36047, Base PCGS# 1431)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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