1814 1C Crosslet 4, BN MS (PCGS# 1573)

The January 2012 Americana Sale

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Lot Description
Final year of issue for the challenging Classic large cent series, the 1814 comes in two different die marriages that are easily distinguished by looking at the style of 4 in the date. This S-294 Crosslet 4 example is uncommonly smooth overall for a type that usually comes dark, porous or outright corroded. None of that is seen here, although we do see a bit of light pitting over the upper left reverse that appears to be associated with a splash of variegated crimson color in that area. Otherwise medium brown in tone, with bold definition and no other blemishes that we deem significant in a Classic cent that acquired 20 points of wear.
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