Images courtesy of Superior
MS-60+ (illustrated above).
Ex - L. Neilson 6/75 - Louis Ullian - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot
it was described as follows: "N-10 R3+ MS60+ Frosty steel brown with bluish
steel overtones and generous traces of faded mint red on both sides,
especially the reverse. Would rate a couple points better except for
a small carbon spot on star 11 and another on the left side of the U
in UNITED. The only contact mark is a dull nick close to the ribbon
under the N in CENT. An attractive example in spite of the minor
defects. EDS with fine die polishing lines visible in the fields on
both sides. Tied for CC#3 overall but finest of the early die state."
Sources and/or recommended
"Attribution Guide For United States Large Cents 1840-1857", 2nd
edition by J.R. Grellman and Jules Reiver.
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club