1814 1C Crosslet 4, BN MS (PCGS# 1573)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 288
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This is a very handsome Classic cent with stronger eye appeal than we have noted even in some EF and AU examples. Fairly glossy, overall smooth looking surfaces present exceptionally well for the grade, there being none of the large abrasions or environmental damage often associated with circulated examples of this type. Dominant deep-brown patina to both sides, with intermingled swirls of crimson-brown color here and there. The strike is a bit off center, but all denticles are at least discernible, and the major design elements are boldly defined in the context of the assigned grade.