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    Elusive 1861 Indian Cent, Proof Format

    1861 1C PR64 NGC. Both sides are predominantly honey-gold in color, although warm lilac-rose undertones are evident at certain angles. This fully brought up and minimally hairlined example glows with modest reflectivity in the fields. The only mentionable grade-defining features are a small contact mark in the obverse field below the first S in STATES and some tiny carbon flecks in the central reverse field. Snow states that only 400 proof 1861 Indian Cents out of an original mintage of 1,000 pieces left the Mint by year's end. Fewer than 150 coins are believed extant at unimpaired levels of preservation.

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2002
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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