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    1859 Indian Cent, PR66 Cameo
    Stunning First-Year Indian

    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, lightly toned example that appears to be fully original. Each side is lightly dusted with pleasant lilac-red patina, and for pedigree purposes, a lintmark is seen through the N of UNITED into the left obverse field. The fields are deeply reflective, and there is a significant amount of mint frost over the devices that gives the coin an appealing cameo contrast. Population: 6 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (10/14).
    Ex: Palm Beach signature (Heritage, 11/2004), lot 5287; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2009), lot 2099.(Registry values: P6)

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

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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