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    Exceptional Red Proof 1872 Cent

    1872 PR 66 Red NGC. This glittering jewel is the finest example of the date certified by NGC (4/95) and is the only example to have earned the PR 66 Red designation. PCGS has assigned the same grade to 3 examples so far (6/95) out of the 188 proof 1872 cents they have examined. Thus, this piece ranks as one of the four finest known. The example we offer here is highly reflective, with shimmering surfaces. The color is a rich, original orange-brown, with some reddish iridescence beginning to form on both sides. A wonderful coin which is one of the toughest of all the dates in the 1870s to find in nice proof condition.

    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.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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