Mostly Red 1853 N-5

The obverse is slightly faded mint red mellowing to steel brown with slightly more than half the mint color remaining. The reverse is more faded with less than 10% of the red showing. The steel brown toning on the obverse is delicately speckled but there are no carbon spots or contact marks on either side. M-LDS, die state c. The earlier die lines at the inner curl are gone but the reverse is uncracked. Nicely struck with full radial lines in all the stars, but the leaves under UN are softly struck. Our grade is MS62+, CC#6 for the variety in the Grellman census.

Ex Henry T. Hettger, 2004 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 4/17/2004:655-Chris McCawley, 2008 EAC Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 5/10/2008:605

Certification # 405989.64/02786203




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