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    Choice Proof 1847 N-42 Cent

    1847 1C PR64 Red and Brown NGC. N-42, High R.6. This is the only die variety of the year that is known in Proof format, and it was apparently not known to Newcomb when he studied the cent varieties. Other varieties were described by Newcomb as proofs, but the study of late date large cents has been refined over the last 60 years.
    This example has a small flaw on the border below star 13, and another below star 1, identical to the lovely proof example in the Garrett Collection. However, these are not the same coins, in this cataloger's opinion. This example has gold and olive color with mottled toning on each side, and with faded original red. It certainly does not display the "fiery mint orange" of the Garrett coin. EAC PR63.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 272R, PCGS# 1971)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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