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    Important 1856 Proof Large Cent, PR 66 Brown NGC

    1856 PR 66 Brown NGC. This is a sharply struck Gem with nearly perfect surfaces. Both sides show warm, chocolate-brown coloration with accents of olive-green patina intermingled throughout. Writing in 1988, Breen estimated that more than 100 examples of this proof issue are extant, although we doubt whether many other pieces can pieces can rival this coin's technical quality. (NGC ID# 2274, PCGS# 1997)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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