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Lot 884

1886 Indian Head Cent. Variety 1. . Snow-1, Scarce. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. Strongly reflective fields under uniform coffee brown coloration. Liberty, wreath and lettering are all rich indigo blue and frosty. Technically superior and found with soft, shimmering metal flow in the obverse fields. Two distinct types exist for the 1886 Indian Cent issue, the Type I (Hub of 1864-1886) and Type II (Hub of 1886-1909). The present specimen is identified as a Type I variety by the last feather of the headdress pointing between the IC of AMERICA. On the Type II examples, the last feather is seen pointing between the CA of AMERICA. Proof issues of the Type I hub are scarcer than the proof issues of the Type II hub. This superb gem specimen is also a Snow-1 example, displaying light repunching in the 6 of the date and other diagnostics such as outlines on all obverse lettering and the AM and TA connecting. PCGS population of 1 with none finer (PCGS # 2345) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.

Realized $2,760

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