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    1870 Cent, PR65 Red Cameo
    Rare With Field-Motif Contrast

    1870 1C PR65 Red Cameo PCGS. CAC. An enchanting early proof that is almost devoid of surface distractions. Lustrous with orange-red color, the boldly struck features reveal modest brightness as the coin turns into the light, and the frosted devices are splendidly contrasted over the reflective fields. There are a number of scattered flyspecks on the obverse, along with a small group of wispy lintmarks (as struck) on Liberty's cheek, but the reverse seems virtually pristine. This piece is tied with just two others as the finest Red Cameo certified by PCGS, and also ranks as the only one of the three awarded a CAC endorsement (11/14).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 5190.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229N, PCGS# 82299)

    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
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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