Newcomb-22 variety, considered to be Rarity-3+. MDS, die state d early. Fine die crack through MER to the dentils above the adjacent I (but not above the first A) and the crack from the dentils under star 1 fades out just before reaching the neck and bust.
First of a couple of deluxe and well pedigreed Large Cents on this list, this is a sharply struck, lustrous, original and extremely eye-appealing example with considerable mint red remaining.
Considered tied for CC #2 honors in the Bob Grellman census.
Note that this coin has been verified by CAC.
Ex Goldberg’s January 2011 sale of the Dan Holmes collection Part IV, lot #214 @ $2,760; earlier the collection of Ted Naftzger, Jr.; earlier Stack’s March 1986 sale, lot #871; earlier Lester Merkin’s October 1972 sale, lot #657; earlier Lester Merkin’s May 1967 sale of the Wayne G. Slife collection; earlier Charles French’s 90th.
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