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    Lovely 1857 Large Cent, N-5
    PR66 Red and Brown

    1857 1C PR66 Red and Brown NGC. N-5, High R.5. By the late 1850s, rising costs made production of the old large format cents problematic. The Mint switched to the familiar small size planchets in 1857, but not before 333,546 large cents were coined. An unknown number of proofs were made during this final year of production, with two Newcomb varieties being proof-only issues. Of the two varieties, N-3 and N-5, the N-5 is decidedly less available. The N-5 variety is easily distinguished by a short die line on Liberty's cheek. The present specimen is a delightful Premium Gem, with the deeply mirrored fields and squared-off rims characteristic of proof coinage. The lovely brown color of this example is interspersed with many hints of blue, creating a visual treat. The coin offered here is currently the only N-5 specimen certified by NGC in PR66 Red and Brown (1/09). EAC PR60.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2D25, PCGS# 2001)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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