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    Elegant PR66 Red 1868 Cent

    1868 1C PR66 Red PCGS. A minority of proof 1868 cents (roughly 15%, per Richard Snow) show reverses nearly in "medal turn," or nearly completely opposite in orientation from the standard "coin turn." Several authors speculate that these pieces came from a different batch compared to the rest of the issue, possibly a group of restrikes made in 1869 or 1870.
    The present coin is among the rotated-reverse pieces, and also among the finest representatives known for this issue of slightly over 600 pieces. Warmly lustrous, primarily honey-gold surfaces shade into slightly deeper peach at the upper obverse and left reverse. Boldly impressed and delightfully well-preserved. For the color category, this is one of only two PR66 pieces certified by PCGS, with none finer (6/08).
    From the Estate of Robert R. Rollins Collection, Part Three.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229L, PCGS# 2293)

    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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