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    1843 N-14 Cent, PR66 Red and Brown
    Proof-Only Variety
    The Pittman Specimen

    1843 1C Petite Head, Small Letters PR66 Red and Brown NGC. N-14, High R.6. Our EAC Grade PR63. Ex: Pittman. This impressive Premium Gem exhibits considerable deep orange mint color with sea-green and light brown toning over fully and deeply mirrored fields. Unlike some examples, this piece is boldly defined with full obverse and reverse details. A small inclusion appears in the left obverse field directly above the 1 in the date.

    Variety: Newcomb-14. The limited production of proofs from this die pair was insufficient for multiple die states to develop.

    Population Data (5/14): NGC has certified nine proof 1843 cents, including this example, the only PR66 Red and Brown, and two PR66 Red coins that are the finest seen by that service. PCGS has graded none finer than PR65.

    Heritage Commentary: Slightly more than a dozen examples of this proof-only variety exist, and perhaps as many as 15 pieces. The Pittman specimen is tied for the third finest of known examples. In addition to the N-14 proofs, two or three proofs of Newcomb-12 are known. This example is from Pittman's cased proof set.

    Provenance: Judge Joseph F. Sawicki (5/10/1948); John Jay Pittman (David Akers, 10/1997), part of lot 832; Heritage (privately, 1/19/2006).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 226T, PCGS# 1959)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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