1821 N-2 R1 EF45.
Glossy chocolate and olive brown with lots of underlying lighter brown toning in the protected areas, especially on the obverse. Subtle overtones of light bluish steel highlight this very attractive cent. No defects, only very light wear on the devices and a few microscopic ticks scattered over both sides, none notable. Sharply struck EDS. The fields are hard and reflective on both sides and the die line from the bust tip is bold. Called EF45 in the Noyes census, his photo #36212. A premium example of a date that is difficult to find in high grade. And it comes with an impressive provenance. Removed from an NGC slab graded AU58
(NGC label included, and it shows the attribution).
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. #59, 6/67:1263-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Bill Noyes-1987 EAC Sale, lot #349-J. R. Frankenfield, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/17/2001:761-Jim McGuigan 4/2002, The Northwest Collection.
Test Category 3