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    1868 Indian Cent, MS66+ Red
    Bright Mint Luster, Among the Finest

    1868 1C MS66+ Red PCGS. CAC. Snow-8. Ex: Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection. Boldly struck and displaying vibrant golden-orange color and luster throughout. Well-detailed on the headdress, but noticeable softness is seen on the shield at the top of the reverse. A wispy die crack on the obverse extends across the tops of OF AMER. Small die lumps and die lines are also noted on the obverse, and some of these are found near the date, near the L (for Longacre), and just beneath Liberty's eye. Bold machine doubling can be observed on all of the obverse legends. A pair of small nicks appear on and just below Liberty's cheekbone. These two minor nicks combine with only the most trivial of carbon flecks to keep this lovely piece from capturing an even finer grade assessment.

    From an original mintage well in excess of 10 million coins, fewer than 130 examples of this date have been certified with the Red color designation, by the two major services combined; all of those grading between MS63 and MS66. Only seven coins have achieved the MS66 rating, however: four at PCGS and three at NGC. This piece is easily one of the most outstanding business strike 1868 Indian cents that we have ever seen, and it is destined for a fine quality collection of this series.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 2026.
    From The Castle Collection. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 227S, PCGS# 2093)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc


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