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    Glassy 1861 Indian Cent

    1861 1C PR 64 PCGS. The present example is one of perhaps 150-250 1862 proof cents that survive out of an original mintage of 1,000 coins. Six hundred coins were melted at the Mint, and countless others were placed into circulation during the Civil War. Tinges of pink and blue iridescence radiate from the predominantly tan-brown surfaces. There is a considerable amount of reflectivity in the fields for a proof series that does not always display this desirable quality.
    From the Richard Weiss 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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    April, 2001
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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