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    1849 N-18 Cent, PR64 Red and Brown
    Considerable Mint Orange Remaining

    1849 1C PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. N-18, R.6. This near-Gem proof is among the approximately two dozen surviving examples of the N-18 die pairing, all in proof format. The reverse die was used for seven proof-only die pairings from 1844 through this year. The obverse here shows the curl tip pointing just right of the inner loop of the 8, and the bust tip, the left flag of the 1, the base of the 1, and the left edge of a dentil all align. The surfaces range from light tan to considerable mint orange remaining on the obverse portrait. A small nick shows on Liberty's cheek, along with a faint oval dark spot behind the head. The strike is somewhat soft on the highest hair curls. Our EAC grade PR63. Population: 3 in 64 Red and Brown, 2 finer (11/15). (Variety PCGS# 400589, Base PCGS# 1977)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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