1859 1C MS (PCGS# 2052)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1374
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Golden-rose color with a few flecks of blue, and quite lustrous. The surfaces are pleasing as there are no deep cuts or nicks present, keeping the technical quality high, along with the eye appeal. One minor speck dots the I in AMERICA on the rim above, but lacking the usual carbon spots that normally affect this series. Sharply struck, but from worn dies, with the letters a trifle soft at their tops and the reverse die has five faint die cracks into and through the wreath. Single year type issue with no shield at the top of the reverse, and quite scarce in Gem condition from the standpoint of market availability.