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    Elusive 1864 Proof Copper-Nickel Indian Cent, Beautiful Gem Quality

    1864 1C Copper-Nickel PR65 PCGS. We have handled quite a few stellar representatives of this final-year copper-nickel proof. One must not forget, however, that the 1864 is a scarce issue with perhaps no more than 100 coins extant from an original mintage of approximately 370 pieces. Extraordinarily attractive, both the obverse and the reverse exhibit blushes of lilac iridescence over a base of tan coloration. The appreciable reflective surfaces flicker as the coin rotates under the light. Razor sharp in all areas, and devoid of all but a few barely perceptible flecks.
    From the Colburn Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229E, PCGS# 2265)

    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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    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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