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    Choice Brilliant Proof 1864 Bronze Cent

    1864 1C Bronze No L PR64 Red PCGS. Proof 1864 bronze Indian cents are quite rare, and especially elusive with fully brilliant red or orange mint color. The original mintage is not specifically known. The Guide Book records the mintage at 150 coins, the same figure that is used by PCGS in their Population Report. In his various encyclopedias, Walter Breen suggested that just 100 or perhaps a few more were coined in Proof format. In his Buyer's Guide, Dave Bowers suggested a mintage in the range of 400 to 500 coins, still an enticingly low mintage. Regardless the number minted, this issue is the second rarest Proof Indian cent behind only the 1864-L issue. This Choice proof is sharply struck with moderately deep mirrored fields and some light contrast. A lovely example.
    Accompanied by a Eagle Eye Photo Seal.(#2278) (Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229F, PCGS# 2278)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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