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1837 N-3 R3 Plain Hair Cord, Medium Letters MS65. Lustrous mint red fading to bluish steel brown on the highpoints, about two-thirds of the faded mint color remaining. Very attractive with nearly flawless surfaces. The only marks, and they are barely visible and certainly do not catch the eye, are a tiny planchet chip on the lower edge of the tip of the chin, a small spot of darker toning at the dentils over star 5, and a tiny tick on the left end of the right top of the N in ONE. MDS. The fields are covered with very fine radial die flowlines but the irregular die scratch from the left end of the line under CENT is still clear. This cent is plated in the Newcomb book on the cents of 1816-1857 and it comes with a great provenance. Called MS63 and tied for CC#6 in the Noyes and Bland census lists, Noyes photo #33827. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS65RB (PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Naftzger provenance).
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Provenance: Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau 5/16/45:680-Floyd T. Starr, 1949 ANA Sale, lot 1710-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., Abe Kosoff 1958 ANA Sale, lot 552-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:163-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks, Stack's 3/18/86:851-Walter Dudgeon, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 7/30/94:147 (via Tony Terranova)-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:366, The Northwest Collection.