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    Spectacular 1885 Cent, PR68 Red and Brown

    1885 1C PR68 Red and Brown NGC. A spectacular, deeply mirrored proof that exhibits delightful field-motif contrast when the coin is tilted just slightly under a light source. Richard Snow, in his Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents guide book notes that: "It is very difficult to find full red examples, and examples with deep cameo contrast are very tough to find." This gorgeous piece comes very close in both respects! The surfaces are as technically perfect today as they were in 1885. The only difference between then and now is the presence of slight browning on the mostly red surfaces. All of the design elements are crisply impressed, including completeness on all four diamonds and the feather tips. Population: 1 in 68 Red and Brown, 0 finer (11/07).
    From The New York Eye Appeal Collection, Part Three.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22A6, PCGS# 2343)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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

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    January, 2008
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