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    Semi-Prooflike Gem 1885 Cent, Dazzling Full Red Color

    1885 1C PR65 Red PCGS. The 1885 is a scarcer issue from the 1880s as only 11.7 million pieces were struck--the lowest production of the decade. This is mostly likely from a conservation of planchet stockpiles forced on the Mint by its inability to locate a source for planchets at a fair price. This is a lovely Gem example. The fields are especially bright and show quite a pronounced semi-prooflike gleam. Sharply struck throughout, the surfaces are bright with the orange-red color displaying just a dab of light blue on the left side of the reverse. Population: 17 in 65, 11 finer (1/03).
    From the Colburn Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22A6, PCGS# 2344)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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