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    The Single Finest Certified Proof 1886 Type Two Indian Cent, PR 66 Red PCGS

    1886 1C Type Two PR 66 Red PCGS. A hub change this year resulted in two different varieties of the 1886 proof Indian cent. Type Two examples, such as the present Gem, show the lowest feather in Liberty's headdress pointing between the CA in AMERICA. On Type One specimens, this feather points between the IC in AMERICA. Snow (1992) states that more than half (2,500 pieces) of the proofs delivered this year were of the Type Two variety. If this estimate is accurate, than either these coins have been misattributed as Type One examples, or this issue suffered an unusually high rate of attrition for an 1880s proof cent. PCGS has certified only five Type Two specimens (10/00), and this is the single finest coin of the group. Warm autumn-orange color accents the expertly preserved surfaces, and every feature is boldly defined. A unique opportunity for the advanced Indian cent specialist.
    From the Joshua Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22A8, PCGS# 92347)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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