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    1857 N-3 Large Cent, PR65 Brown
    Small Date

    1857 1C Small Date PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC. N-3, Low R.5. Representing the final year of Christian Gobrecht's Braided Hair design is the proof-only 1857 N-3 Small Date cent. The obverse has an inverted V-shaped die marker on the lower part of Liberty's bust that provides immediate identification. Approximately 65 proofs of this die variety are believed to exist today. A faint die crack is visible from the nose to star 3, and another crack extends from the coronet to star 7 and the border. This attractive proof has intermingled lime-green and faded orange color. Reflective surfaces host a few trivial abrasions, lint marks, and contact marks. This Gem proof has underlying iridescence that enhances its aesthetic desirability. Our EAC grade PR60+.
    Ex: Boston Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3033, which brought $9,775.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2275, PCGS# 2000)

    Weight: 10.89 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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