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    1855 Slanting 5s PR 65 Brown. One of the 100 proofs struck of the Slanting 5s variety. There is a tiny die chip noted at the front of the coronet, a diagnostic of the N-10 dies. The fields are also nicely reflective, but not as deeply mirrored as later, mass produced proof coinage. The striking details are fully brought up, as one can only find on proofs, and the rims are wide, even, and squared off. The reddish-brown color in the centers turns to a lovely olive-green at the margins. Marred only by a contact mark on the lower reverse below the E in CENT. (NGC ID# 2273, PCGS# 1994)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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