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    Unsurpassable Cameo Superb Gem, 1879 Indian Cent

    1879 1C PR67 Cameo PCGS. With an increase in proof minor coinage at the Philadelphia Mint, beginning in 1878, along with improved planchet production, outside of the Mint itself, the overall quantity and quality of proof Indian cents becomes apparent, and, from this point onward, there are more common than scarce dates in the series. This Superb Gem is obviously not common, however, especially with the Cameo designation, being one of only two such coins in the PCGS pantheon. It is crisply impressed, with a lovely mixture of orange, red-gold, and olive colors, and deeply reflective fields beneath exquisitely frosted devices. A small planchet flaw (as struck) rests below the E in STATES, and a pair of wispy blemishes, near the F in OF, on the obverse rim, will make useful pedigree markers in the future. Population: 2 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (12/03).
    From the Palm Beach Collection. (#82326) (Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229Y, PCGS# 82326)

    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
    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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