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    1859 Indian Cent, MS66+
    First Year of the Design

    1859 1C MS66+ PCGS. CAC. While 1858 Indian cents exist in circulation strike and proof format, they are patterns and were not issued for actual circulation. The 1859 Indian cents introduced the design to the public, lacking a shield at the top of the reverse, making this a one-year design. This piece is spectacular, featuring sharp design motifs and splendid pale gold luster. The Plus designation in addition to the CAC endorsement place this one-year-type coin at the upper end of availability in Premium Gem condition. Population: 36 in 66 (7 in 66+), 0 finer. CAC: 17 in 66, 0 finer (10/19).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 227E, PCGS# 2052)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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

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