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    Desirable 1823/2 N-1 Overdate Cent

    1823/2 1C AU58 NGC. XF40 EAC. N-1, Late Die State, R.2. There are only two varieties known for the cent coinage of 1823; one overdate and one normal date. Wes described this as an intermediate die state on his envelope, but the dentil fusing over stars 1 through 3 actually identifies this as a late die state. Most of the previous 2 is visible beneath the 3, as if Mint personnel made no attempt to obscure the older digit. Although the N-1 overdate of 1823 is a rather common variety, high-grade examples are quite scarce. Five or possibly six proofs are known, along with a single Mint State business strike. After those, the Condition Census quickly drops through AU55 to AU50. Just four AU55 grade coins are known, and sixth finest of all business strikes grades only AU50. If you are looking for one of these higher grade coins, be prepared to buy the next lot or you may be in for a long wait. Or you could bid on this lovely cent with its mottled golden-brown, olive, and steel coloration. The surfaces have only a few insignificant abrasions, useful for pedigree research.
    Ex: Loye Lauder (William Doyle Galleries, 12/83); Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz (4/85); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 9/86), lot 571.(#1630)(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 1630)

    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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    Rasmussen Special Edition Catalog
    This hard bound volume contains the magnificent Wes Rasmussen Large Cent Collection, formed by a former President of the Early American Coppers society which was auctioned at the 2005 Florida United Numismatic Auction. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $75 today.
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