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    First-Year 1864 Bronze Cent, PR 65 PCGS

    1864 1C Bronze PR 65 Red PCGS. Snow (1992) estimates this issue's mintage at 150 pieces, although Breen (1977) states that slightly more than 100 proof 1864 Bronze Indian cents were produced. The latter author also asserts that several L on Ribbon proofs may have been included in the mintage total for the No L variety. Regardless of which estimate, if either, is correct, there is no doubt that this premier bronze issue is an important rarity with fully lustrous surfaces. This is a colorful, orange-red example despite the presence of light haziness over both sides. Uncommonly well defined for the type, the pristine features could only be the result of proof production methods. A rare bidding opportunity for the advanced Indian cent collector. Population: 7 in 65, with a mere 2 finer (10/00).
    From the Joshua Collection.

    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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    January, 2001
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