1814 1C Plain 4, BN MS (PCGS# 1576)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1331
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1814 Classic Cent. S-295. Rarity-1. Noyes Die State A. Plain 4. AU-58 (PCGS). Satin smooth surfaces and highly desirable as such as so many of the Classic Head large cents are found on rough planchets and usually with considerable circulation evidence. Tinges of light brown mixed with medium brown in the planchet, blending in an appealing and attractive way. Liberty's curls are sharp and well defined by the dies, and the fine leaf veins are visible in the wreath. Faint die crack through the lower obverse common to this die pairing. A prize for the collector and one of the few dates that is occasionally available in high grade with such attractive surfaces of the type.