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Sale 65

Lot 669

1859. PCGS graded Proof 65. Delicately toned. Popular on-year type coin. Only 800 proofs struck. An outstanding deep mirror example with exquisite surfaces and wonderful eye appeal. Essentially as made per the qualifications for the grade. Popular and important as a one year type design featuring Longacre's Indian head design and a simple reverse design featuring a Laurel wreath reverse around the denomination, "ONE CENT". However, the obverse portrait is actually "Lady Liberty", a Caucasian representation of Liberty borrowed from the Three Dollar design of 1854. She is wearing a headdress of a Native American of the Chippewa tribe. The reverse is actually an olive wreath, although the laurel wreath description is somewhat accurate as their leaves are visually similar. Pop 50; 1 in 65+, 19 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 2247) .
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000.
The Richard Weiss Complete Collection of Proof Red Indian Cents PR65 or Better with Some Cameos.

Realized $3,335

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