||1851 1C N-40, R.5, MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Our EAC Grade MS60. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A challenging Newcomb variety. The unusual raised area beneath Liberty's ear serves to identify the variety. The die line above the upper right of the E in CENT locks in the attribution. As always for N-40, the portrait and stars have a blunt and glossy appearance, as made. This lovely piece is unabraded and shows substantial brick-red color. Minor strike-throughs are noted beneath CENT. 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 @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.