1822 N-11 R2 MS64.
Frosty reddish steel brown faded down from mint color with overtones of bluish steel. Ample faded mint color remains in the protected areas on both sides and the eye appeal of this piece is outstanding. The only marks are a faint spot of darker toning at the peak of the 1 in the date and a pair of tiny nick-like planchet voids on the cheek right of the nostril. Early die state. The strike is needle sharp except for the radial lines in some of the lower stars. Called MS65+ and finest known in the Bland census. Noyes says MS63 and CC#1, his photo #21514. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS64BN
(PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Naftzger provenance).
Estimated Value $5,000-UP.
Ex Abner Kreisberg 8/1955-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:136, The Northwest Collection.
Test Category 3