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    1846 N-22 Cent, PR65 Brown
    Extremely Rare Proof-Only Variety

    1846 1C PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC. N-22, R.7. Our EAC Grade PR63. CAC. A tiny carbon fleck, nearly invisible, is the lone identifier that matches this coin to its earlier auction appearances. The surfaces are fully mirrored beneath splendid olive-brown and iridescent toning, with bold design definition. An extraordinary example.

    Variety: Newcomb-22. A proof-only variety with all known examples struck from perfect dies.

    Population Data (5/14): For all varieties, PCGS has certified a baker's dozen 1846 proof cents. Only two of those are finer, and then only for the Red and Brown color designation. This piece is tied for the numerically finest.

    Heritage Commentary: This variety has been assigned a conservative High R.6 rating in past auction offerings, but there are only five confirmed examples, and one of those is in the Smithsonian Institution. There are another 10 to 12 proofs of other varieties for 1846.

    Provenance: Richard Picker (6/1/1955); Willard C. Blaisdell (9/15/1976); R.E. Naftzger, Jr. (2/23/1992); Eric J. Streiner; Denis W. Loring (7/1994); J.R. Frankenfield (Superior, 2/2001), lot 1354.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 226W, PCGS# 1967)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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