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    N-42 1847 Large Cent, PR64 Brown

    1847 1C PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. N-42, High R.6. A very rare die pair that has been offered by Heritage only once before in the last 15 years. The N-42 is the only die variety of the year known in proof format; while Newcomb described coins from other die pairs as proofs, today's scholarship recognizes the N-42 only.
    The N-42 itself is recognized easily by the die scratch along the left reverse rim, above the TED in UNITED. This is an attractive near-Gem specimen that offers diffuse reflectivity on medium-brown fields touched in heather, violet, and blue. A few features are slightly soft, such as the hair over Liberty's ear and a couple of inner berries, but the proof intent is clear. Housed in a first-generation holder. MRB PR63.
    From The Classic Collection.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 272R, PCGS# 1970)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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