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    1837 N-10 Cent, PR63 Red and Brown
    From the Peter Mougey Collection

    1837 1C PR63 Red and Brown NGC. N-10, R.7 as a Proof. Our EAC Grade PR63. The obverse displays an unusual, distinctive toning pattern from Liberty's cheek up to stars 4, 5, and 6. The balance combines faded red mint color with sky-blue toning splashes. The fields exhibit shallow mirrors. A few surface marks at stars 6 and 7 may be left from the planchet before striking. The reverse shows intermingled blue and violet toning over red mint color.

    Variety: The Guide Book lists three different types for 1837 large cents, including the Plain Cord, Small Letters (N-5), the Plain Cord, Medium Letters (Newcomb 1-4, 6-7, 13-17), and the Head of 1838, also known as the Beaded Cord (Newcomb 9-12).

    Population Data (7/14): NGC has certified seven proofs of this date, all ranging from PR63 to PR66, including two designated Red and Brown. PCGS has seen five from PR64 to PR67, including just one Red and Brown example. The combined population includes: PR63 Brown (three), PR63 Red and Brown, PR64 Brown (two), PR65 Brown (two), PR65 Red and Brown, PR66 Brown, PR66 Red and Brown, and PR67 Brown.

    Heritage Commentary: Three 1837 varieties are known in proof, with a combined population of about 15 pieces. Denis Loring, the top researcher in proof large cents today, grades this piece PR64, while we are a tad more conservative with our EAC grade.

    Provenance: Peter Mougey (Thomas Elder, 9/1910), lot 196; Clarence Bement (Henry Chapman, 5/1916), lot 376; Henry Beckwith (S.H. Chapman, 4/1923), lot 89; William Festus Morgan (J.C. Morgenthau & Co., 6/1932), lot 291; J.G. Macallister; T. James Clarke; R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; Eric Streiner; Legend Collection of Proof Large Cents; American Numismatic Rarities (3/2004), lot 325.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 6M7V, PCGS# 1809)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

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