||1839 1C Head of 1838, Beaded Cords, N-2, R.2, MS65 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade MS64. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. N-2 is one of two 1839 Head of 1838 die varieties, distinguished from N-3 by the thick line beneath CENT. The Head of 1838 lacks the forehead curl present on the Silly, Booby, and Petite Heads. All four subtypes have Beaded Cords, unlike the 1839/6 Young Head N-1. The present Gem is essentially devoid of contact and displays ample orange-gold coloration. This is the sole Red and Brown example certified as N-2 by NGC (8/14). 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 @ $8.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8225.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.