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    1826 Large Cent, MS66 Brown
    Arguably the Finest-Known N-6
    Bold Strike With Cartwheel Luster

    1826 1C N-6, R.2, MS66 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Naftzger Collection. Lustrous, medium-brown surfaces flash with blue, magenta, and olive-gold accents over the boldly struck surfaces. From an early state of the dies, with diagnostic areas of die rust near star 4, behind the ear, and adjacent to the first A in AMERICA, although other evidence of rust includes scattered pinpoint lumps and pits that are visible with a glass and distributed across both sides.

    As expected for the Premium Gem grade, the visual impact of this outstanding cent is impressive. Mint luster rolls across the surfaces in cartwheel fashion, revealing iridescent shades over the deep-seated, rich patina. The central strike is particularly bold on Liberty, the wreath, and ONE CENT. Some rounding of stars 6 through 9 is evident, but none of the associated rim crumble. Tied for Condition Census #1 in the Noyes census, and alone as finest-known by Bland. Our EAC grade MS65.
    Ex: Hall; Virgil M. Brand; New Netherlands Coin Company; Emmanuel Taylor 10/1960; Naftzger Collection (Goldberg, 2/ 2009), lot 176.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 225G, Variety PCGS# 36826, Base PCGS# 1645)

    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, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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