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    1907 Indian Cent, PR65 Red
    Lowest 20th Century Proof Mintage

    1907 1C PR65 Red PCGS. This captivating and carefully preserved Red Gem proof 1907 cent is boldly struck throughout both sides, showing four distinct diamonds on the hair. Vibrant mint luster appears on reddish-orange surfaces that offer top-notch eye appeal. An oval dark fleck connects the TY in the headband but is not overly distracting. Tinges of crimson appear on the reverse.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS shows 17 in PR65 Red with 16 finer -- a population virtually unchanged in seven years. NGC reports 11 in PR65 Red and 12 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Despite the record-breaking production of business strike Indian cents for the year 1907, the proof mintage of 1,475 pieces was the lowest for any 20th century specimen issue of the series.

    The big numismatic news for the year 1907 was the auction of the collection of Matthew A. Stickney by Henry Chapman, three years after dissolving his partnership with brother Samuel Hudson Chapman. Stickney (1805-1894), of Salem, Massachusetts, lived in the same house for 56 years, beginning collecting around 1823 -- possibly the first systematic coin collector in America -- and he formed one of the most valuable and comprehensive coin collections in American numismatic history.

    Provenance: Houston Signature (Heritage, 7/2007), lot 60111.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22AW, PCGS# 2410)

    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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    October, 2014
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