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    Originally and Expertly Preserved 1863 Indian Cent in Proof

    1863 1C PR65 PCGS. Slanting die lines (as produced) immediately in front of Liberty's eye are diagnostic of the proof 1863 Indian Cent. One of two Gem quality representatives of this scarce Civil War era proof in this sale, this is a remarkably colorful Gem. Mottled pastel-lilac and orange-apricot undertones peer through generally even, honey-brown shadings. Direct angles also reveal modest reflectivity in the fields, but the powerfully impressed devices and virtually pristine features are evident even after the most casual observation. We last offered a PCGS-certified survivor of this issue as lot 5316 in our June 2002 sale of the Dr. Gary Lattimer Collection. Bidding on that coin reached $3,000.

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

    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
    November, 2002
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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