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    1843 N-14 Large Cent, PR64 Red and Brown
    Petite Head, Small Letters
    Breen Proof Encyclopedia Plate Coin
    Grellman 'Plate Coin'

    1843 1C N-14, High R.6, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. This coin was chosen as the plate coin in Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins. A J.R. Grellman attribution card accompanies this lot, with Grellman's handwritten note stating: "This coin used to prepare diagram for 2nd edition of 40-57 att. guide."

    A lovely example, this cent exhibits considerable rich orange mint color with splashes of sea-green, blue, and violet. Fully mirrored fields contrast well with the satin devices of this Choice proof. A few trivial marks prevent a Gem grade to this highly attractive example.

    The N-14 die pair is a proof-only variety, with 12 confirmed proofs. There are also two proofs known from the N-12 die marriage. A few 19th and early 20th century auction appearances are unattributed and no longer traced, but were likely examples of the N-14 die combination. In his proof Census, Denis Loring records this piece as the third finest example.

    PCGS has certified 11 1843 proof cents graded PR62 Brown, PR63 Brown (4), PR64 Brown; PR64 Red and Brown (3), PR65 Brown, and PR65 Red and Brown (9/15). NGC has graded nine proofs as PR62 Red and Brown, PR63 Brown, PR64 Brown (2), PR64 Red and Brown, PR65 Red and Brown, PR66 Red and Brown, and PR66 Red (2). Our EAC grade PR63.
    Ex: Charles G. Zug; S.H. Chapman (11/1907), lot 1119; Dr. Henry Beckwith (S.H. Chapman, 4.1923), lot 100; William Festus Morgan (J.C. Morgenthau, 6/1932), lot 333; James G. Macallister; T. James Clarke; Roy E. Naftzger, Jr.; Eric Streiner; Denis Loring (1994); Twin Leaf Collection (Stack's, 7/2015), lot 2368. (Variety PCGS# 408565, Base PCGS# 1959)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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

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