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    Glowing MS66 Red 1885 Cent--Tied For Finest Certified

    1885 1C MS66 Red PCGS. Ex: Ally Collection. The relatively lower mintage of 11.7 million pieces for the 1885 cent is probably a reflection of the Mint's inability to locate good quality bronze planchets at a fair price. This is a bright orange-red coin that has noticeable (with a magnifier) die striations in the fields, which impart a semi-reflective sheen over each side. Sharply struck throughout with no mentionable surface flaws other than a couple of tiny carbon specks on the obverse. Population: 10 in 66, 0 finer (11/05).
    From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 228C, PCGS# 2153)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc

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