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    Interesting, Beautifully Patinated 1863 Cent in PR65

    1863 1C PR65 PCGS. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. One really needs to see this coin to appreciate the marked change in appearance that occurs as the surfaces rotate under the light. Indirect angles reveal a more or less even olive-tan sheen. Direct angles, however, draw forth cornucopiae of lilac, apricot, champagne, gold, and powder-blue iridescence. The striking definition is virtually full in all areas, and noteworthy blemishes are conspicuous by their absence. In terms of total number of coins known, the 1863 is the third rarest proof copper-nickel Indian Cent after the 1861 and 1864.
    From the Colburn Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229D, PCGS# 2262)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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    May, 2003
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