1812 1c PCGS AU58
Ex. Norweb. Purchased raw and what a delight to hold in its natural state. At the low end of the condition census for the variety (S-291) with color that makes EAC collectors gasp. In high grade this short lived type in all dates is so very difficult. Killer eye appeal with a great pedigree, I burned the look of this coin deep in my memory banks as an example of what original unmolested copper should look like.