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    1885 Indian Cent, PR68 Brown
    Tied With One Other for Finest Known

    1885 1C PR68 Brown NGC. A coin with an extraordinary degree of eye appeal, this piece exhibits unimprovable quality for a proof 1885 cent with this color designation. The surfaces display a glossy-brown sheen with a rich steel-blue patina covering almost the entire coin. Splashes of rich pink appear in the headdress. The lower reverse border reveals a swath of crimson color. This example shows an exacting strike, with all of the design elements displaying bold detail. The only mark is a tiny area above the E in ONE and it is as-made. A minuscule copper spot appears near the front of the headdress. The Population has not changed in the almost twelve years since we offered this coin in Long Beach, remaining at 2 in 68, 0 finer (8/13).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 10/2001), lot 5379.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22A6, PCGS# 2342)

    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
    September, 2013
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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