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    Wonderful 1859 PR67 Cent
    One of the Three Finest Known

    1859 1C PR67 NGC. An important one-year type coin, with a reported mintage of 800 pieces. Richard Snow writes of the 1859 proof in his Flying Eagle and Indian Cents reference: "Very rare, as many were unsold and melted. Probably under a hundred pieces survive as no question proofs. Intense collector demand for this one year type." Walter Breen, in his Proof Coins encyclopedia queries: "Do as many as forty survive?"
    NGC/PCGS population figures would seem to indicate that the extant population is higher; the two services have certified about 350 examples. Undoubtedly, a number of these are resubmissions or crossovers.
    The Superb Gem offering here ranks among the three finest known examples! The reflective fields are a beautiful orange-gold, and establish pronounced contrast with the light tan motifs, especially when the coin is tilted slightly under a light source. A powerful strike imparts complete definition to the design elements, and both sides are immaculately preserved. All in all, great overall eye appeal! Census: 2 in 67, 0 finer (4/08).
    From The Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part One.
    (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2299, PCGS# 2247)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

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

    View all of [The Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part One ]

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    May-Jun, 2008
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
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