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    1847 N-42 Cent, PR64 Red and Brown
    The Parmelee-Norweb Specimen

    1847 1C PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. N-42, High R.6. Our EAC Grade PR63. A veritable kaleidoscope of colors appears on both sides of this lovely proof, ranging from faded orange mint color to gold, violet, and blue. Both sides exhibit bold design definition and fully mirrored fields around the satin devices. Faint hairlines appear on the obverse with a pristine reverse.

    Variety: The proof-only 1847 cents are cataloged as N-42, a variety unknown to Newcomb, although he was certainly aware that the proofs existed. Just over a dozen examples are known today in a wide range of grades from PR55 to PR65 or finer.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has certified eight proofs and NGC has only graded one proof of this issue. Seven of the nine total proofs are Red and Brown, and all nine fall in the narrow range from PR63 to PR65. This example is one of three that PCGS calls PR64 Red and Brown, with only three finer pieces.

    Heritage Commentary: Bob Grellman grades the obverse PR60 and the reverse "a solid PR65," while Denis Loring assigns an overall grade of PR60+, as do we.

    Provenance: Lorin G. Parmelee (New York Coin & Stamp Co., 6/1890), lot 1186; Peter Mougey (Thomas Elder, 9/1910), lot 248; Thomas Elder (1913); Albert Holden; Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1988), lot 2965; J.R. Frankenfield (Superior, 2/2001), lot 1437; Anthony J. Terranova; Legend Numismatics (10/13/2010).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 272R, PCGS# 1971)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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