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    Impressive 1859 Cent, PR66 Cameo

    1859 1C PR66 Cameo PCGS. The transitional Flying Eagle design was short-lived, and after just two years of circulation-strike service, the eagle gave way to Longacre's Liberty in a headdress. The 1859 pieces displayed a plain laurel wreath on the reverse. For 1860, that wreath changed to an oak wreath with a shield at the top, creating a one-year variety.
    This attractive proof comes from the lone Laurel Wreath specimen issue, which has an estimated mintage of only 800 pieces. The strike is crisp, and the surfaces are primarily peach with subtle mint and violet accents. Both sides offer wonderful preservation and appreciable contrast. Tied for the finest Cameo example certified by PCGS (12/07).(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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    January, 2008
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