||1843 1C Petite Head, Large Letters, N-4, N-13, R.1, MS64+ Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade AU55. Grellman Die State d, Newcomb's variety 13 but merely a late die state of N-4. A transitional variety that pairs the "old" Petite Head obverse with the "new" Large Letters reverse. Presumably, the obverse die remained in inventory, unused, until the last of the Small Letters dies were relegated to scrap. An attractive chocolate-brown near-Gem with mint-made strike-throughs inside the right portion of the wreath. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1410.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.