Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 680

1864. Bronze. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red. A flashy light golden mint red proof. Only 150 or so proofs struck. To aid the Mint in coining large numbers of the new bronze coins beginning in 1864, a private company received a contract to prepare blanks for the bronze coinage. With this help, the Mint was able to strike nearly 60 million coins in the last seven months of 1864. The small coin shortage was over.

The actual mintage of this issue is unrecorded but considering the few pieces extant today in all grades and colors and the number that must have been lost over the years from attrition, it had to have been low. The fields on this piece are nicely mirrored on each side and each side shows a pleasing mix of coppery red colors. A lovely example of this solidly graded Gem Proof 65 Red. Pop 7; 1 in 66 RD, 1 in 67 RD (PCGS # 2278) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.
The Richard Weiss Complete Collection of Proof Red Indian Cents PR65 or Better with Some Cameos.

Realized $8,913

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