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    1857 Large Cent, PR65 Red and Brown
    Pleasing Small Date, N-5 Example

    1857 1C Small Date PR65 Red and Brown NGC. N-5, High R.5. Two of the five varieties known for the year were only produced in Proof format, with the N-3 die combination being much more available than the N-5 marriage. Bright reddish-gold, olive, and faded violet patination travels over the obverse of this Gem proof, while the reverse takes on more subdued golden-orange, cobalt-blue, lavender, and violet. The design features are well brought up throughout, and neither side reveals mentionable contact or spotting. This piece exhibits very pleasing eye appeal. Our EAC grade PR60. Census: 5 in 65 Red and Brown, 2 finer (9/13).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 2D25, PCGS# 2001)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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