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    Red Gem Proof 1864 Large Motto Two Cent

    1864 2C Large Motto PR65 Red PCGS. Ex: Troy Wiseman Collection. A glittering pumpkin-orange and pale violet specimen with the razor-sharp definition anticipated of a proof. Minute carbon flecks on the lower half of the obverse can be detected under magnification, but are really not detrimental to the coin's overall appearance. The mintage of this first-year proof has long been estimated at just 100 coins, a figure that may be somewhat on the low side but is nevertheless extremely small. Population: 17 in 65 Red, 2 finer (11/10).
    Ex: Troy Wiseman Collection (Heritage, 9/2006), lot 628, which realized $7,475.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 274T, PCGS# 3623)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & zinc


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