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    Rare Choice Proof 1841 Large Cent

    1841 1C PR64 Brown NGC. N-1, R.5. While labeled as a "Brown" coin, the surfaces have a remarkable amount of life with small traces of bright mint luster still surrounding the devices. Elsewhere the fields are bright with iridescent magenta and cobalt-blue color, deriving much of their sheen from the proof finish. A couple of dozen proofs were struck according to Breen, and six were sold in the Chapmans' Eavenson Sale of 1903. With this coin's color and overall splendid preservation of surfaces, it is not much of a stretch to believe that this might be one of those pieces which allegedly were consigned from the estate of Patterson DuBois. EAC PR60. Census: 6 in 64, 2 finer (6/06).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 226S, PCGS# 1952)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    August, 2006
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