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    Census Level 1808 S-278 Cent, MS64 Brown

    1808 1C MS64 Brown PCGS. CAC. S-278, B-2, R.2. Breen Die State III. Prominent rim crumbling is visible below the date, and clash marks are evident inside the wreath. This example is the 1991 Noyes plate coin. In 1991 Bill Noyes ranked this piece as tied for finest known and graded it MS65. By 2005, he had dropped his grade opinion to MS60, and ranked it as tied for fifth finest known. Del Bland grades this piece MS62, and lists it as tied for fourth finest known. It is a fully lustrous piece has light brown surfaces with complete cartwheels on both sides. The reverse is darker steel with a crescent of light brown that is faded from original red. EAC 63.
    Ex: Lester Merkin (6/1971), lot 565; Bowers and Ruddy (5/1972), lot 604; Julian Leidman; George Rodgers; Herman Halpern (12/1986); R.E. Naftzger, Jr. (2/1992); Eric Streiner; Jay Parrino; Superior (5/1995), lot 2029; Jay Parrino (4/1996); Jack Wadlington; Chris Victor-McCawley (9/2005).
    See: Video Lot Description(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 224P, PCGS# 1543)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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