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    1871 Indian Cent, Tied for Finest Known

    1871 1C MS66 Red PCGS. Since 1857, the mint had been redeeming Half Cents and Large Cents and melting them for recoinage into Indian Cents. By 1871, the supply of such redeemed coins had dwindled so low that the Philadelphia mint could produced only 3.9 million new Cents. Most of these coins were placed directly into circulation, where they remained until well worn or lost. As a result, the 1871 is one of the premier condition rarities in the Indian Cent series, with PCGS reporting just two coins at the MS66 Red level of preservation; NGC has not graded one finer than MS65! This attractive and important Gem is alive with red-orange and copper-golden luster that is free of both toning and conspicuous carbon. Both sides are also devoid of distracting handling marks, and the razor sharp strike should not be overlooked.
    From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 227V, PCGS# 2102)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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