1837 N-8 R1 Plain Hair Cord with Medium Letters Reverse MS64.
Choice, highly lustrous bluish steel brown with 15% of the mint red remaining. Attractive satiny mint frost covers even the highest points on this beautiful cent. Virtually flawless. The only marks are a nick hidden on star 7, a light rim nick over star 10, and a speck of darker toning over the left top of the first T in STATES. Sharply struck E-MDS. The die lines over ERICA are dull but visible. Called MS63 and tied for CC#5 in the Noyes census, his photo #56024A.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.
Ex Doug Bird-Tom Turissini, 2003 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/26/2003:693, The Northwest Collection.
Test Category 7