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    1844 N-8 Cent, PR64 Brown
    Grossly Misplaced Date
    Proof-Only Variety

    1844 1C PR64 Brown PCGS. N-8, High R.6. The blundered obverse die shows remnants of a misplaced date in the bust of Liberty. The peak of a 1 extends from the upper bust line just below the neck, and a remnant from the upper curve of the 8 clearly visible on the bust. Only 12 to 15 examples of this proof-only variety are known in all grades. The entire obverse and the upper half of the reverse show much faded original orange mint color with light brown and iridescent highlights, while the lower reverse is dark olive with gunmetal-blue overtones. Satin fields accompany bold design elements, showing slight reflectivity and shallow mirrors as usual.
    Dr. James Olson Sloss (1913-1987), a Western Pennsylvania medical doctor, was a numismatic connoisseur who assembled remarkable collections in a number of areas. Although best-remembered for his large cents, he also had an impressive collection of pattern coins, many of which he donated to the Carnegie Museum. Many additional items from his collection were sold at public auction a decade after his death. Our EAC grade PR63.
    Ex: Dr. James O. Sloss Collection (Abe Kosoff, 10/1959), lot 225; Warren Snow Collection (Stack's, 11/2008), lot 3091.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part II.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 226U, PCGS# 1961)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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