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    Elusive 1857 Small Date Cent, Proof Format

    1857 1C Small Date PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. N-3, Low R.5. The more easily located of the proof 1857 Large Cents, Breen estimated that more than 80 pieces may still exist today as recognizable proofs. The obverse displays mottled golden-bronze color that deepens ever so slightly in the more protected areas around the peripheral devices. The reverse is similarly in color, yet the hue tends toward the medium brown family. Struck just slightly off-center, as seen on all known examples of this die marriage, with wire rims that are still visible within the holder. Population: 5 in 64, with just five finer (3/02). (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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    April, 2002
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