1833 N-3 R1 MS65.
Choice highly lustrous bluish steel and chocolate with generous amounts of faded mint color covering the protected areas on both sides. A microscopic tick on the cheek right of the upper lip is the only mark, and it is barely visible with the aid of a strong glass. Nicely struck MDS with microscopic die flowlines covering the fields. All the stars show their radial lines. Called MS65 and tied for CC#1 in the Bland census. Noyes says MS65 choice and tied for CC#1, his photo #20621. A truly beautiful cent. Removed from a PCGS slab graded MS66BN
(PCGS label included, and it shows the attribution and Naftzger provenance).
Estimated Value $3,000-UP.
Ex Stack's OTC 2/17/63-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz-Myles Z. Gerson-Denis Loring-Kenneth Goldman 7/24/80-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Goldbergs 2/1/2009:282, The Northwest Collection.
Test Category 7