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    1838 N-11 Cent, PR64 Brown
    Iridescently Toned, Unabraded

    1838 1C N-11, Low R.6 as a Proof, PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. Howard Newcomb described two different varieties from a single die pair, known as N-11 and N-13. The N-11 cents are early die states, and all proofs are from the earliest state. Later die states with an obvious rim break below star 1 are known as N-13, quite rare, and usually in circulated grades. The 1838 N-11 is a borderline R.6 variety in proof, with approximately 30 pieces known at all numerical levels.

    The olive-brown obverse shows hints of pale blue and violet, while the vivid sea-green reverse exhibits hints of olive and gold. Stars 1 through 6 are flat on this nicely centered near-Gem, with all other details boldly rendered. The fields of this piece are reflective instead of deeply mirrored. Minor carbon near star 1 provides an identifier. Our EAC grade PR60.
    Ex: Atlanta ANA Sale (Kagin's, 8/1977), lot 428; W.R. Walling (Stack's, 3/1996), lot 32; Denis W. Loring; Burkey; Kingswood (2/2000), lot 16; Thomas H. Sebring (American Numismatic Rarities, 1/2004), lot 1123; John Gervasoni; Samuel L. Berngard (Stack's, 7/2008), lot 1136; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2013), lot 5528; Chicago Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2013), lot 4120; Legend (7/2013), lot 33.


    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 399515, Base PCGS# 1811)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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