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    Condition Rarity 1886 Proof Cent, Type One Variety

    1886 1C Type One PR65 Red PCGS. The Philadelphia Mint produced 4,290 proof Indian Cents in 1886, 1,800 pieces of which are of the Type One variety. Snow reports that many examples display rich green and blue toning from years of storage in Wayte Raymond envelopes. He also states, less to the liking of today's collectors, that many coins exhibit a streaky appearance due to an improperly mixed alloy. Fortunately, the present Gem is free of both streaks and toning. The surfaces are bursting with rich cherry-red luster with a blush of powder-blue iridescence in the center of the reverse. The devices are fully struck, and both sides are pristine. Population: 17 in 65, only eight are finer (3/02).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 272Z, PCGS# 2347)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    April, 2002
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