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    1856 N-5 Cent, PR66 Brown
    Proof-Only Marriage

    1856 1C Slanted 5 PR66 Brown NGC. N-5, Low R.5. Our EAC Grade PR60. The N-5 cent of 1856 is a proof-only variety. This remarkable piece has deep brown proof surfaces with lime-green and peach-gold undertones. Every detail is bold, and the overall eye appeal is pleasing. Devoid of contact. We note a tiny fleck and minor laminations on the field near the profile. The reverse die was also used to strike the proof-only 1857 N-3, which suggests both varieties may have been produced at the same time, likely during the late-1850s.
    Ex: Phoenix ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2008), lot 171.
    From The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2274, PCGS# 1997)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    January, 2014
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