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    One of the Finest Known Proof 1861 Cents

    1861 1C PR66 NGC. Mint records indicate that 1,000 proof 1861 Cents were produced. However, 600 pieces were melted as unsold at year's end, and others were placed into circulation and are unrecognizable as proofs today. Some 150-250 pieces are believed to have survived. Few, of course, are Gems and only two other pieces have been given such a lofty grade as this coin by the major certification services (4/02). This is a splendid, deeply mirrored example. The obverse has bright, almost white coloration while the reverse shows a bit of light, hazy gray-rose patina. The surfaces appear flawless, even under magnification.
    From the Alex Highland 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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2002
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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