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

2009 CSNS PN

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1814 1C Crosslet 4 MS65 Brown NGC. S-294, R.1. This Gem is the second finest 1814 large cent we have ever handled. Just one finer coin appeared in three of our auctions in the 1990s, an example that NGC certified as MS66 Red and Brown. Both sides have bold design elements with vibrant cartwheel luster. The surfaces are deep blue-brown, with traces of original orange mint luster around the obverse devices. In his 2005 Condition Census book, Bill Noyes recorded this piece in a tie for fourth finest known of the S-294 die combination, with a grade of MS62 (it was actually listed in fifth place, but his first and third pieces were the same coin). EAC 62. Census: 2 in 65 Brown, 2 finer (3/09). Ex: Auction '81 (RARCOA, 7/1981), lot 42; R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; to a known collector, according to Noyes.
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