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    1857 N-5 Cent, PR65 Red and Brown
    Among the Finest Known

    1857 1C PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. N-5, High R.5. Our EAC Grade PR65. The obverse of this beautiful proof cent exhibits nearly full orange mint color with bold design motifs beneath delicate olive-brown and iridescent toning.

    Variety: Newcomb-5. A proof-only variety, here in the usual perfect die state.

    Population Data (5/14): Housed in a green-label PCGS holder. For both proof-only varieties of 1857, PCGS has certified five examples in PR65 Red and Brown, and seven finer submissions.

    Heritage Commentary: This is the final year of large cent coinage, and survivors in all grades are scarce, as most of the mintage was redeemed for the new Flying Eagle-design small cents.

    Provenance: From an eastern estate; Bowers and Merena (1/1990), lot 1246; Bowers and Merena (8/1999), lot 41; Jim McGuigan (8/10/1999).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2D25, PCGS# 2001)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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