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    1829 N-6 Cent, PR66 Brown
    Rare Bronzed Proof
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1829 1C Bronzed PR66 Brown NGC. N-6, High R.6 as a Proof. Our EAC Grade PR63. This boldly detailed Premium Gem proof mahogany-brown Matron Head cent offers slightly reflective attributes and faint traces of faded mint red beneath the bronzed surfaces. Wisps of steel-blue toning appear on the reverse, but the few trivial marks are of no consequence.

    Variety: Business strikes and proofs are known for the Newcomb-6 die combination, and the proofs exist in both bronzed finish and brilliant, mirrored finish.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC has certified seven proof 1829 large cents including one brilliant proof graded PR64 Brown, and six bronzed proofs in PR63, PR64 (three), and PR66 (two). PCGS has certified two brilliant proofs, both PR64 Red and Brown, and four bronzed proofs -- two each in PR64 and PR65.

    Heritage Commentary: Planchets were treated with bronzing powder prior to striking, a process usually associated with large-format 19th century copper medals, giving the distinctive mahogany appearance. Among coins, the bronzing process is usually associated with copper patterns for eagles from the early 1860s.

    Provenance: Mortimer Livingston Mackenzie (Edward Cogan, 6/1869), lot 675; Dr. Edward Maris; Richard B. Winsor (Chapman Brothers, 12/1895), lot 931; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 567; John Gervasoni; American Numismatic Rarities (12/2003), lot 470; Superior (5/2004), lot 144; Superior (1/2005), lot 79; Goldberg Coins (5/2005), lot 23.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 267P, PCGS# 1792)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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