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    Proof 1840 Large Cent, Ex: Pittman

    1840 1C Small Over Large 18 PR 62 Brown PCGS. Ex: Pittman. While the outward appearance of this specimen is dark golden-brown in color, the surfaces display some unfortunate detracting features. There is slight corrosion on the obverse that is most prevalent in the field around the date. In addition, scattered hairlines are visible at select angles. Nevertheless, this is a rare coin and one of only 14-16 pieces known to copper collectors. The underdigits are dramatically visible to the naked eye. (NGC ID# 226R, PCGS# 1949)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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