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    PR66 Red 1875 Indian Cent
    None Graded Finer at PCGS

    1875 1C PR66 Red PCGS. The mintages of business strike Indian cents in the early 1870s were in the range of 3 million to 5 million pieces. The Mint Act of 1871 authorized older coins to be turned in for "recoinage." From 1871 forward, continuing for much of the decade, the Mint began a recoinage program, and in 1874 began reissuing cents without actually melting and minting them again. This had the effect of reducing the actual numbers of new cents produced. What 1875 cents were produced stayed in circulation for a long time, similar to the 1874 issue. For collectors today, this means that many of the 1870s business strikes are extremely elusive in high grade, and proofs are often chosen to fill those empty album holes, metaphorically speaking. The proof production of 1875 cents was only 950 coins, a typical figure for the era. This piece offers spot-free surfaces with reddish orange field color and deeper orange-tan high points. There is much field-device contrast, although uncredited by PCGS. The strike is sharp as expected. This Premium Gem proof is one of only two Red coins in PR66 at PCGS, and there are none finer (12/08).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229U, PCGS# 2314)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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