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    Sharp 1872 Gem Proof Cent

    1872 1C PR65 Red NGC. While high quality proofs of the 1872 are more plentiful that similarly dated business strikes, the former are still deservedly rare coins at the Gem Red level of preservation. Indeed, NGC and PCGS combined have certified fewer than 100 pieces in PR60 and finer with the Red designation, of which 25 grade PR65, along with 10 pieces certified higher. This is a lustrous specimen striking with needle sharp definition throughout. The dominant color on both sides is orange-red in shade, although some speckles of slightly deeper hues are noted. A cameo-like effect is apparent when the coin is tilted beneath a light source. A small linear mark is noted in the field below the N of CENT. Census: 13 in 65, 3 finer (1/06).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229R, PCGS# 2305)

    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
    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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