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    1887 Cent, PR66 Red
    Eagle Eye Photo Seal
    Tied for Highest Graded

    1887 1C PR66 Red NGC. Eagle Eye Photo Seal, card not included. The old saying about "hen's teeth" comes to mind, as in "rarer than." NGC and PCGS have each graded two PR66 Red coins of this issue, from the original proof mintage of 2,960 pieces. It is seldom indeed that Indian cents from the 1880s are found in such pristine condition with fully red surfaces. Nonetheless this is one such piece, with lustrous salmon-pink surfaces that are virtually devoid of carbon or other post-strike imperfections.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 204.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22A9, PCGS# 2350)

    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, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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