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    1859 Cent, PR66 Cameo
    Unimprovable Quality

    1859 1C PR66 Cameo PCGS. The one-year-type 1859 Indian cent was struck in an amount estimated at 800 coins, but far fewer survive today in the Premium Gem Cameo level of this charming proof, where PCGS has certified only seven pieces. Nicely preserved, distraction-free medium orange surfaces contrast well against the slightly darker raised devices, and the needle-sharp strike shows four diamonds on the ribbon and clear tips in all the feathers. The reverse is equally well-maintained, although a loupe shows a couple of faint brownish toning flecks that are not carbon. Unimprovable quality.(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
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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