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    1831 N-3 Cent, PR64 Red and Brown
    Small Letters Reverse

    1831 1C Small Letters, N-3, High R.6 as a Proof, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Our EAC Grade PR63. Only about 15 proof 1831 N-3 cents are known in various grades, mostly with little or no original red color remaining. This exception has at least 50% original red with pale bluish-brown toning on both sides, most noticeably at the center of the reverse.

    Variety: The Small Letters reverse die of 1831 N-3 was also used in 1834 for N-5, and in 1835 for N-1 and N-5.

    Population Data (3/15): PCGS has seen 14 submissions, including two PR64 Red and Brown and one PR64 Red. NGC reports seven Brown examples and one PR65 Red.

    Heritage Commentary: A small number of proof 1831 cents of other varieties are also known, bringing the total population for the date up to about 20 to 25 coins. Despite access to records of about 10 different proof examples of the variety, we are unable to determine the pedigree of this piece prior to its 2008 auction appearance. For reference, there is a tiny spot on a dentil left of the 1 and a dull spot between stars 9 and 10. Perhaps just over a dozen 1831 N-3 proof large cents exist.

    Provenance: Heritage (7/2008), lot 1514.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 2263, PCGS# 1797)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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