||1823 1C N-2, R.2, AU58 NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade AU50. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Noyes Die State D with a prominent break in the field between stars 5 and 6. Although close to the terminal die state, the break does not touch star 6. The 1823 date is a key to a Guide Book collection of middle date large cents. There are only two 1823-dated die varieties: the N-2 normal date and the N-1 overdate. There is also the out-of-Mint restrike. All three are separately collected, and N-2 is scarcest in better grades. This is a beautiful deep golden-brown cent. No carbon is evident, and marks are essentially limited to a few faint vertical lines on Liberty's upper neck. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $27730.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.