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    1849 N-8 Cent, MS64 Red and Brown
    Doubled Die Reverse

    1849 1C Doubled Die Reverse MS64 Red and Brown PCGS. N-8, R.2. MRB MS63+. Grellman die state c, with repunching at the 9 extremely faint and reverse die cracks bold. Although a common variety, the 1849 N-8 is intriguing for its variation. The 9 is repunched at the lower right and has sometimes been called an overdate. The reverse is boldly die doubled, showing most clearly at the upper left.
    The satiny surfaces are highly lustrous and faintly reflective, with nearly 70% of the original red still visible, the balance toned to light steel. The surfaces are nearly flawless, and no pedigree markers are visible. Listed as second finest in the Grellman census.
    Although he was no longer living when this coin was struck, Christian Gobrecht is credited with the Braided Hair design. Gobrecht was born in York County, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1785, and died on July 23, 1844. He was an accomplished artist and served as chief engraver of the Mint following the death of William Kneass, a post he held from December 21, 1840, until his own death. Gobrecht is best known for the 1836-39 silver dollars that carry his name.
    Ex: Chris Victor-McCawley; Early American Coppers Sale (4/2004), lot 644; Jon Alan Boka.
    From The Al Boka Copperheads Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 226F, PCGS# 1887)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    September, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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