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    Sharply Struck Gem Proof
    1860 Copper-Nickel Indian Cent

    1860 1C PR65 PCGS. CAC. Broad Bust. This is a sharply struck Gem proof example of an issue that was coined in a hard metal new to the Mint at the time -- copper-nickel. Bowers maintains that they were struck only once, despite their proof status, making this sharp example a rarity. A loupe reveals a few tiny, undistracting flecks, but the eye appeal is excellent, almond-tan fields accented with orange. Certified in a green-label holder. Ex: Eagle Eye Photo Seal.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229A, PCGS# 2253)

    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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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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