EPC Large Cents
1857

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - CORONET, BRAIDED HAIR
Item Description: 1C 1857 LARGE DATE N-1
Full Grade: NGC MS 65 RB
Owner: Electric Peak Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857)   Score: 2087
EPC Large Cents   Score: 2087
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)

Owner Comments:

NGC graded MS 65 RB
Variety: N-1, die state b

Unlike many mint state 1857 large cents I have seen, this piece is fairly well struck throughout, including full, sharp LIBERTY and coronet tip. The toning is a little uneven, but there is a good amount of original color, easily justifying the RB designation.

I bought this coin from Butternut (Col. Steve Ellsworth) at a Baltimore show. He typically has a lot of nice "collector grade" material, plus several higher grade pieces, like this one. Indeed, it was an 1850 65RB cent I found at the Butternut table at the March 2004 Baltimore show that led me to refocus my recently rekindled love of coins toward building a nice set of large cents.

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