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    Extremely Rare Proof N-6 1837 Cent
    PR63 Brown, Ex: Pearl

    1837 1C PR63 Brown ANACS. Ex: Pearl. N-6. Plain hair cords, long, rounded bust. In his 1977 proof Encyclopedia, Walter Breen lists two 1837 N-6 proofs, a cleaned example from the Newcomb and Starr collections, and the present piece from the Oscar Pearl collection. Proof 1837 Head of 1836 cents are very rare. NGC and PCGS have each certified two such pieces. We have located only two recent auction appearances of proofs, both N-3, as lot 363 in a February 2009 Ira & Larry Goldberg auction, ex: Naftzger, and a December 2003 ANR auction as lot 475.
    The fields of this coin are well mirrored for an early copper proof, much deeper than often seen. The brown surfaces show considerable underlying rose and light blue iridescence, giving the coin even more visual interest. The striking details are fully impressed in all areas. A very presentable example and an undisputed proof. Of the greatest importance and rarity to the large cent collector. MRB PR60.
    Ex: Oscar Pearl Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 1/1944), lot 340 (as N-3); ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1996), lot 6545.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 1808)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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