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    Exceptional PR66 Cameo 1888 Indian Cent

    1888 1C PR66 Cameo PCGS. Eagle Eye Photo Seal. The passage in Snow's 1992 reference reads: "Carelessly made as in 1887." This particular piece shows little evidence of carelessness, however, with each side having bright, even red coloration and a significant overlay of mint frost on the devices that gives the coin a significant cameo contrast against the well-mirrored fields. The only evidence of so-called "carelessness" is a strike-through in the field by the Indian's neck that was probably caused by a thread that adhered to the die or planchet after having been wiped prior to striking. The present coin is currently the only 1888 Cent certified by either PCGS or NGC as either Cameo or Deep Cameo, and its importance as such cannot be underestimated.
    From the "Newmismatist" Collection; the All-Time #1 PCGS Registry Set.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 82353)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2003
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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