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    Smooth Gem Proof 1857 Large Cent, N-5

    1857 1C Small Date PR65 Brown NGC. N-5, High R.5. Deep mahogany-brown with glass-smooth fields and the razor-sharp strike that betrays the coin's status as a proof. A trace of mint red is visible to the left of Liberty's nose and mouth. N-5 is the scarcer of the two proof-only varieties in this final year of large cent production, and can be attributed by a small die lump at the base of the T in the denomination, and by a small raised line to the right of Liberty's nose (as struck). A small nick to the left of star 1 can serve as a pedigree identifier. EAC PR60.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2275, PCGS# 2000)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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