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    1857 Large Cent
    N-3, Choice Brown Proof
    Ex: Adam Mervis Collection

    1857 1C Small Date, N-3, R.5, PR64 Brown PCGS. Both the N-3 and N-5 are R.5 proof-only varieties for the 1857 Small Date cents, with the N-3 slightly more available than the N-5. This Newcomb-3 example is a Choice candidate for proof type collectors in need of a Mature head cent. The strike is needle-sharp, and the flashy golden-brown fields display lovely powder-blue and rose tints when the piece is rotated beneath a light. A small obverse spot is noted at 9 o'clock, and the reverse rim has a dark and moderately granular area near 10:30. Grellman writes, "some have the obverse slightly misaligned toward 10 o'clock with a knife rim [most prominent] at 5 o'clock." The present specimen is among those struck from a misaligned obverse die. Our EAC grade PR62. Population: 14 in 64 Brown, 19 finer (2/15). (Variety PCGS# 400610, Base PCGS# 2000)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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