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    Conditionally Elusive 1862 Indian Cent, PR65 Cameo

    1862 1C PR65 Cameo NGC. Just 550 proofs of this date were produced, a number that seems minuscule compared to the millions of proof cents that are struck today; but coin collecting had only recently become popular in 1862, and, besides, there was a war on. Perhaps half of the original mintage still exists, but high-grade Cameo specimens like this one are very scarce. Fully struck with great field-to-device contrast on both sides. The surfaces are devoid of any troublesome contact marks or distracting hairlines. Census: 18 in 65 Cameo, 22 finer (9/08). (Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229C, PCGS# 82259)

    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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    October, 2008
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