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    1846 N-18 Small Date Cent, MS64 Red and Brown
    Possibly the Finest Known

    1846 1C Small Date, N-18, R.1, MS64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Our EAC Grade MS63. This impressive cent retains about half of its original bright orange mint luster, faded to bluish-brown on the high points. The strike is adequate, although a few stars and leaves are indistinct. This exceptional example is likely in or near the condition census.

    Variety: N-18 represents the 1846 Small Date type, one of three different date sizes employed during the year. Grellman Die State c with the reverse cracked through MER and a double crack to the border over the first A in AMERICA.

    Population Data (7/14): For 1846 Small Date cents, PCGS has certified 24 in MS64 Red and Brown and 15 finer examples in that color designation, along with 15 numerically finer with a Brown designation.

    Heritage Commentary: The Naftzger coin with less red mint color was graded MS63 and tied for finest known in the Grellman census.

    Provenance: William P. Fowler Collection; Stack's Bowers (1/2012), lot 8126. (NGC ID# 226C, Variety PCGS# 403904, Base PCGS# 1865)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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