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    1823/2 N-1 Cent, PR64 Brown
    Only Five Known Proofs

    1823/2 1C PR64 Brown PCGS. N-1, R.7 as a Proof. Our EAC Grade PR60. This splendid Choice proof has blue-steel and iridescent toning over mirrored fields on both sides, with lighter olive-tan outlining the stars and profile on the obverse, and the letters and wreath on the reverse. The strike is bold with a few dentils on each side showing evidence of multiple impressions.

    Variety: Newcomb-1. This early die state piece is struck from perfect dies.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS has certified four proofs, two each in PR63 Brown and PR64 Brown. NGC has certified two PR64 Brown examples and one PR65 Brown. With just five known proofs, the population data reflect a small number of resubmissions.

    Heritage Commentary: Denis W. Loring identifies just five confirmed proofs of this variety, with one of those in the Smithsonian Institution. The others are the Mills-Wetmore-Beckwith coin, an example that appeared in the 1989 EAC sale, the Eliasberg coin, and one that was offered in several issues of the Bowers and Ruddy Rare Coin Review during the mid-1970s.

    This example appears to be the 1989 EAC coin that was described: "Proof. Deep olive-brown with devices highlighted in golden tan -- few very minute handling marks."

    Provenance: Robert Batchelder; R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; Early American Coppers (4/1989), lot 261; John B. MacDonald; Denis W. Loring; Anthony Terranova (10/26/2000).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 225B, PCGS# 1777)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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