||1842 1C Small Date, N-2, R.1, MS65 Brown NGC. CAC. Our EAC Grade MS62. Grellman Die State a. This early die state shows delicate die lines and dots near the dentils beneath the date. These are lapped or faded on most examples of N-2. The present coin is a lustrous Gem with rich, blended chocolate-brown and olive toning. Traces of the initial fire-red reside in design recesses of this spot-free and unabraded cent. A mint-made strike-through is noted east of the E in ONE. N-2 Census: 2 in 65 Brown, none finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.