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    1840 N-2 Cent, PR65 Brown
    Small Over Large 18
    The Stickney-Zabriskie Specimen

    1840 1C Small Over Large 18 PR65 Brown NGC. N-2, R.6 as a Proof. Our EAC Grade PR60. This iridescent proof is primarily mahogany-brown with iridescent toning over fully mirrored fields. The satiny devices are sharply defined. The surfaces exhibit minor planchet flakes, hairlines, lint marks, and post-production defects.

    Variety: Newcomb-2. Grellman Die State a, with the repunching on the 18 bold and crisp. All proof examples and some business strikes are the early die state.

    Population Data (5/14): NGC has graded eight proofs including this example and two called PR65 Red and Brown. The others are PR63 or PR64.

    Heritage Commentary: This piece falls at the low end of the Condition Census, despite earlier cataloging opinions that it is tied for second finest of the proofs. Our opinion is sixth or seventh finest.

    Provenance: Matthew A. Stickney (Henry Chapman, 6/1907), lot 1623; Andrew Zabriskie (Henry Chapman, 6/1909), lot 849; T. James Clarke; later, Anthony Terranova; Early American Coppers (5/1990), lot 269; Stack's (F.P.L. 8/1992); Stack's (10/1994), lot 17; Superior (1/1996), lot 1069; Superior (6/1998), lot 450; ANA Sale (Superior, 8/2002), lot 287; Anthony Terranova; David Lawrence Rare Coins (10/13/2003).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 226R, PCGS# 1949)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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