Choice lustrous medium chocolate brown. A beautiful cent, essentially flawless except for a few small ticks on the cheek and a tiny pinprick left of the O in OF. Sharply struck M-LDS, Breen state III, with flowlined fields and die clashmarks on the reverse. A cent that has mint state eye appeal in spite of a bit of friction on the highpoints. Comes with a nice provenance.
Ex T. James Clarke, Abe Kosoff 4/21/1956:133-Norweb Family Collection, Bowers & Merena 11/14/1988:2853 (as AU50, plated)-Dr. Boyd E. Hayward, Bowers & Merena 9/22/1997:306 (as AU55, plated)-Terry Denman
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1812-S-290-R1-Small-Date-EF45_i41781521
PRICE REALIZED 4,600.00