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1856 N-5 Cent, PR65 Red and Brown
Famous Hines-Downing-Pittman Specimen

1856 1C PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. N-5, Low R.5. Ex: Pittman. The 1856 N-5 large cent is a proof-only date with about 60 examples believed to exist today, although few are as fine as this Gem Red and Brown specimen. This coin was previously in the collections of Henry C. Hines (1856-1946), Homer K. Downing (1898-1951), and John Jay Pittman (1913-1996).
Housed in a green-label PCGS holder, this cent has mostly orange mint color on the obverse blended with light olive toning, and deeper gold on the reverse intermingled with blue and violet. Several darker provenance spots are visible on each side, especially below the 1 in the date, at the dentil tips between stars 3 and 4, and below the right side of the N in CENT. MRB PR63.
Ex: Henry Hines; Homer Downing-1952 ANA (New Netherlands, 8/1952), lot 2221; John Jay Pittman (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 278.
From The B & D Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2274, PCGS# 1998)

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