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    The Finest Certified 1862 Cent, PR68 Cameo
    An Important Condition Rarity

    1862 1C PR68 Cameo NGC. Only a tiny percentage of surviving 1862 proof cents show the cameo contrast that collectors find so appealing. The PR68 Cameo offered here is the finest example seen by either NGC or PCGS. Indeed, it is the only Copper-Nickel cent designated Cameo or Deep Cameo to get the 68 grade with none equal or finer at either service. As such, it is an extremely important condition rarity.
    This piece displays bright copper-gold surfaces with breathtaking field-motif contrast. Excellent strike definition characterizes the design elements and distracting blemishes of any sort are absent. A microscopic planchet flake near the jawline is completely inoffensive but might be useful for future identification.
    From The Prosser Collection.(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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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