1877 1C, BN MS (PCGS# 2127)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2297
  • Grade:
    MS62
  • Price:
    $4,313.00
Lot Description
1877 1C MS62 Brown PCGS. This low mintage key may actually be scarcer than its mintage indicates with only two reverse dies recorded in use. It is possible that some of the other cents struck in that year were actually dated 1876. In any case, these pieces were difficult even in the year of issue. This is an attractive example that is mostly brown as the PCGS insert indicates; however, there are significant traces of mint red that cling to the devices and give the piece added vibrancy. Several planchet flaws in the left and right obverse fields account for the MS62 grade. From The Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part One.
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