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    1870 Cent, Sharp PR66 Red
    Subtle Obverse Contrast

    1870 1C PR66 Red PCGS. Glassy mirrors and warm honey-orange color highlight each side of this Premium Gem Red proof, while the design elements are fully brought up. Such quality is difficult to locate on proofs of this period, due to slackened production quality at the Mint. Only a couple small specks are detected, one on the obverse near the F in OF, the other on the reverse near the uppermost arrow tip.

    Variety: Shallow N, as are all known proofs of this date.

    Population Data (3/15): This PR66 Red is among the five finest at PCGS. The finest at NGC are six in this grade.

    Heritage Commentary: Proof 1870 Indian cents are fairly plentiful in the absolute sense, benefiting from a distribution of 1,000 pieces in silver proof sets, plus a number of additional coins in minor proof sets. However, full Red examples are scarce, distinct rarities in Gem and finer condition.

    Provenance: Purchased from Pinnacle Rarities (11/2013).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229N, PCGS# 2299)

    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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