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    1838 PR64 Matron Head Large Cent, N-11
    Probably Only 30 Specimens in All Grades

    1838 1C PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. N-11, Low R.6 as Proof. The mintage of proof 1838 large cents is unrecorded, but the number was certainly small. Experts believe less than 30 specimens are extant in all grades, and examples in Choice condition, with the Brown designation, are rare. Currently, PCGS has certified three coins in PR64 Brown, with a single specimen finer, while NGC has graded no coins in this grade, with three pieces finer (11/11).
    The present coin is a spectacular Choice piece, with sharply defined central devices, but a little softness on the obverse stars. Iridescent violet, crimson, and red patina graces the surfaces of this specimen, enhancing the considerable eye appeal. This coin should challenge for a spot in the Condition Census. MRB PR60.
    Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 6M7X, PCGS# 1811)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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