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    1841 N-1 Cent, PR64 Red and Brown
    Important Proof-Only Variety

    1841 1C PR64 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. N-1, R.5. Our EAC Grade PR64. This near-Gem proof displays exceptional eye appeal amid considerable original orange mint color and splashes of blue overtones. Several spots on the obverse and a few on the reverse limit the grade. The fully mirrored fields contrast nicely against the satin devices.

    Variety: N-1 is a proof-only variety with the reverse die reappearing on proof and business strikes of 1842 N-1. Later-date proof-only Braided Hair large cents from 1844 to 1849 share a common reverse die unlike this one. A fine die line at the base of ITED is seen on all examples of this variety and on proofs and early business strikes of 1842 N-1, disappearing in later die states of that variety.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC has certified 23 proof 1841 large cents in all three color designations, ranging from PR62 to PR66. They include four PR64 Red and Brown and nine numerically finer proofs. PCGS has certified 26 proofs, also ranging through the three different designations.

    Heritage Commentary: Carrying a rating of R.5 and a survival in the vicinity of 50 pieces, the 1841 N-1 ranks among the more plentiful proof large cent varieties. This is an ideal choice for the advanced type collector.

    Provenance: Catherine Bullowa (10/1975), lot 775; Auction '79, lot 1012; McCawley and Grellman (1/1995), lot 559; Long Beach Connoisseur Collection (Bowers and Merena, Rarities Sale, 8/1999), lot 31.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 226S, PCGS# 1953)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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