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    Fully Lustrous and Immaculate 1878 Proof Cent

    1878 1C PR66 Red PCGS. We have handled numerous proof 1878 Indian Cents of this particularly die marriage, which is easily identifiable by the presence of a small obverse chip (as struck) in the headdress above the ER in LIBERTY. Few examples that this cataloger has seen, however, are as pristine as the present Gem. The razor sharp devices and shimmering, moderately reflective fields are equally free of grade-limiting carbon flecks and handling marks. A full complement of cherry-red luster is also praiseworthy, and it is fully deserving of the Red designation from PCGS. Population: 12 in 66 Red, only one is finer at this grading service (10/02).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229X, PCGS# 2323)

    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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    Feb-Mar, 2003
    27th-1st Thursday-Saturday
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