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1817 N-8 R2 MS64. Highly lustrous bluish steel brown with faded mint color in protected areas of the obverse. No spots or stains, only a few light contact marks, including a dull nick under the E in CENT. Satiny mint luster covers both sides and the eye appeal of this cent is excellent. Sharply struck EDS. Called MS65 and tied for CC#1 in the Bland census. Noyes says MS63 and tied for CC#1, his photo #21435. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS65BN (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Naftzger provenance).
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Provenance: Ex B. Max Mehl collection-T. James Clarke 1954-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:30, The Northwest Collection.