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    PR66 Ultra Cameo 1864 Copper-Nickel Cent

    1864 1C Copper Nickel PR66 Ultra Cameo NGC. Proof copper-nickel shield reverse Indian cents were struck for just five years, and although mintages reached 1,000 pieces in 1860 and 1861, net production was lower since many unsold pieces were melted. 1864 is the lowest mintage proof date, probably because it was only struck early in the year, before the introduction of the bronze alloy used for the remainder of the series. This needle-sharp Premium Gem displays consistent, thick frost throughout the devices and legends, and their contrast with the darkly mirrored fields is formidable. Subtle lime, honey, and plum tints emerge when the piece is rotated beneath a light. Census: 3 in 66 Ultra Cameo, none finer (4/06).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229E, PCGS# 92265)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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