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    Beautiful 1860 Rounded Bust Gem Proof Cent

    1860 1C PR65 PCGS. Rounded Bust. While the total mintage for proof 1860 cents was 542 coins, it is believed that not quite half (250) of that number were of the Type Two or Rounded Bust variety. It is also possible that since these pieces were produced later in the year than the Pointed Bust proofs, more may have been melted as unsold at year's end, further limiting the number of coins available to future generations of collectors. This is a beautiful example that has uniform honey-golden surfaces. The only defects we see on this high-end coin are a few scattered carbon spots at the center of the reverse, and a small abrasion under the D of UNITED in the obverse field. Population: 29 in 65, 5 finer (1/05).(#2253) (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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    February, 2005
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