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    1855 N-10 Cent, PR65 Brown
    Slanted 55

    1855 1C PR65 Brown NGC. CAC. N-10, R.5 as a Proof. Our EAC Grade PR63. This iridescent Gem exhibits splashes of mint red on its olive-brown surfaces with delightful blue overtones when viewed at certain light angles. Both sides are fully and deeply mirrored and show no spots or other blemishes, aside from trivial identifying spots at stars 5 and 6. An exceptional example for a proof specialty set or type collection.

    Variety: Business strikes and proofs are known for N-10, while N-11 is a proof-only variety. About three dozen proofs exist from the N-10 dies, and perhaps 20 proofs survive from the N-11 die pair. Business strikes of N-10 exist in numerous die states, star 6 sometimes absent due to die clogging. The die was eventually removed from the press and cleaned, and these proofs were struck from the cleaned die.

    Population Data (7/14): Although more than 50 proof 1855 cents are known, NGC has only certified 10 proofs in grades ranging from PR63 to PR66, only three of which are finer than this example. PCGS has certified 26 proofs in the same grade range. All three color designations are used on those 36 submissions.

    Heritage Commentary: This example is an unquestioned proof, although prooflike business strikes exist that are sometimes confused with true proofs.

    Provenance: Bowers and Merena (9/1996), lot 54; Denis Loring; EAC Sale (5/2001), lot 531; American Numismatic Rarities (6/2004), lot 2249.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2273, PCGS# 1994)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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