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    Exquisite Near-Gem Proof 1861 Cent

    1861 1C PR64 PCGS. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. A well struck and beautifully preserved near-Gem that has lovely orange-rose color across the reverse periphery. Interestingly, the first 1 in the date has a different serif style than the final 1. While the Guide Book suggests a mintage of 1,000 pieces, many were eventually melted as unsold by the Mint. PCGS and NGC combined have certified just 135 pieces, which confirms the true scarcity of this issue. Population: 29 in 64, 11 finer (10/02).
    From the "Newmismatist" Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229B, PCGS# 2256)

    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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