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    Gem 1863 Eagle and Amazon/1864 Liberty for All
    Off-Metal Strike on Copper-Nickel Cent

    Popular 1863 Eagle and Amazon/1864 Liberty for All Off-Metal Strike, MS65 Red and Brown NGC. Fuld-160/218do, copper-nickel, R.9. This is dual-dated patriotic die pairing, with the 1863-dated Fuld-160 Eagle and Amazon die matched with the 1864-dated LIBERTY FOR ALL die, struck over a copper-nickel Indian cent. Faint portions of the underlying design are visible near the peripheries on each side, along with two clear sets of denticles. Despite the Red and Brown designation, the piece is a uniform brick-red throughout, with good luster and premium appeal. The Kanzinger reference (2002) values this rare variety at $325 in MS60. NGC has attributed this as "F-218/160D" but traces of the underlying cent legend are discernible, especially around FOR ALL on the reverse.

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

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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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