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    Appealing MS67 Quality 1861 Cent

    1861 1C MS67 NGC. While this issue's original mintage of 10.1 million pieces may not seem small in an absolute sense, it is the lowest in the business strike copper-nickel Indian Cents series. Snow (1992) states that "eye appeal is the key" when searching for a suitable representative of the 1861. A Condition Census Superb Gem, this tan tinged survivor is silky smooth from rim to rim with nary a distracting carbon fleck to report. The strike is virtually complete throughout, and the fully lustrous surfaces provide modest, yet appreciable cartwheel effects as the coin rotates under the light. Combined NGC and PCGS Population: 10 in 67, there is only one finer (10/02). (NGC ID# 227G, PCGS# 2061)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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