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    Important PR66 Cameo 1859 Indian Cent

    1859 1C PR66 Cameo PCGS. First year of issue for the Indian cent, the figure of "Liberty" is actually represented by a Caucasian female that is wearing a headdress of the Chippewa tribe. Only struck with this obverse and reverse combination in 1859, some 800 proofs were minted minus an unknown number that were melted at year's end. This is a bright, almost "white" example that is very close to the original color these coins had when new. The fields are deeply reflective and there is a significant amount of mint frost over the devices which gives the coin an appealing cameo contrast. Population: 5 in 65, 1 finer (10/03).
    From the Palm Beach Collection. (#82247) (Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2299, PCGS# 82247)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

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