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    Choice Proof 1831 N-3 Large Cent

    1831 1C PR64 Brown NGC. N-3, R.6 as a proof. Only 15 or 16 proofs of this die variety are known. This example is easily identified by a small spot on the tip of Liberty's bust. Denis Loring has been tracking proof large cents for a number of years, and he has compiled an extensive Census of several hundred coins dated between 1817 and 1857. Only one piece in his Census of 1831 N-3 has a higher grade, and three others are tied for second place, although this example is listed fourth. Both sides have pleasing proof mirrors with olive-gold and iridescent toning on both sides. It is sharply struck although all of the stars are flat as usually seen. A few tiny specks and contact marks are visible, but none are of any significance. EAC PR63.
    Ex: Dr. George French; B. Max Mehl (1929 FPL), lot 503; T. James Clarke; R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; New England Rare Coin Auctions (11/1979), lot 38; 1989 EAC Auction, lot 321; Denis W. Loring; Eric Streiner; American Numismatic Rarities (3/2005), lot 1165; Goldberg Coins (2/2006), lot 495.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 2263, PCGS# 1796)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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