PCGS authenticated and graded MS 65 RB. Lustrous medium steel brown with flashy bright original mint red showing on about a third of the obverse and nearly half of the reverse. The only notable marks are a very light diagonal nick on the jawline, an area of slightly darker toning between stars 9 & 10, and traces of an old fingerprint on the upper right quadrant of the reverse. None of these marks catches your eye and this cent has excellent eye appeal.
M-LDS, die state b late. The base of the 1 is thin but not as thin as in the latest state, and the crack connecting the tops of the C & E in CENT is faintly visible. In addition the reverse is rotated 40 degrees CCW relative to the normal head-to-foot die orientation. Tied for CC#7 in the Grellman census.
Ex; an unrecorded source at the Grapevine (TX) show 2/18/2011 - Colonel Steven K. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Large Cents\Braided Hair (1839-57)". The seller is "earlycents" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.