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    1810/09 S-281 Cent, MS64 Brown
    The Fourth Finest Known

    1810/09 1C S-281, B-1, R.1, MS64 Brown PCGS. CAC. Our EAC Grade MS60. Lustrous olive surfaces host splashes of darker steel-brown toning, complementing considerable frosty red luster on the reverse. The strike is a trifle blunt as usual for the variety, although the overdate features are bold. A few trivial corrosion spots are evident, most notably on the reverse rim near 6 o'clock.

    Variety: The famed 1810 overdate, usually described as 1810 over 09, although sometimes appearing in older references as 1810 over 08. Breen Die State II. An early die state with an extremely faint guide line through the tops of TED, but lacking clash marks on either side.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has certified five Mint State examples of the 1810/09 overdate cent, including two in MS64 Brown and one finer piece certified MS65 Red and Brown. NGC has certified five Mint State examples, including one MS64 Brown and another in MS64 Red and Brown. It is doubtful that the population at either service will increase unless existing specimens are resubmitted.

    Heritage Commentary: In his 2005 Census, Bill Noyes graded this piece MS60 and provided no prior provenance. The American Numismatic Rarities catalog identified this cent as part of the Hogan Pond Collection, hidden from the numismatic arena for over 50 years. As a newer discovery, it did not appear in Del Bland's Condition Census published in 2000, although our grade would rank it in a fourth place tie in his roster.

    Provenance: Hogan Pond Collection; American Numismatic Rarities (3/2005), lot 1144. (NGC ID# 224T, Variety PCGS# 36469, Base PCGS# 1552)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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