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    1886 Type One Cent, Blazing MS66+ Red
    Sole Finest at PCGS

    1886 1C Type One MS66+ Red PCGS. Although the easiest pickup point for the Type One is the feather pointing between IC rather than CA as on the Type Two, the reality is that Mint Engraver Charles Barber undertook a subtle redesign of the entire obverse master hub to create the "variety" -- which is technically a different type. The design is shallower in relief and narrower. The Type One pieces are seen more often but quite seldom with full Red surfaces, and certainly not in the state of preservation seen here. The prevailing blazing orange cedes to momentary pale blue, fire-red, and grayish on the top of the 6. Currently the sole finest at PCGS, making it a Registry Set essential. Population: 3 in 66 (1 in 66+) Red, 0 finer (1/16).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 272Y, PCGS# 2156)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
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