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    Finest Known Cameo Proof 1859 Indian Cent

    1859 1C PR67 Cameo NGC. Designed by James B. Longacre, the Indian Cent made its debut in 1859. This initial issue displayed a simple reverse design with the denomination ONE CENT enclosed in a laurel wreath. Since Longacre's oak wreath and shield motif was adopted in 1860, the 1859 has become doubly important as a one-year type. In the late 1850s, proof sets were not as popular among collectors as they are today, and a sizeable percentage of the 800 specimens reportedly struck was undoubtedly melted as unsold. This nearly flawless, razor sharp representative exhibits a rich copper-golden color overall, and is totally void of carbon and is otherwise essentially as made nearly a century and a half ago. Currently (7/04) this is the single finest known Cameo proof example to either PCGS or NGC, one non-cameo Proof 67 is known at PCGS.(#82247) (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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    August, 2004
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