1858 1C J-212 PR (PCGS# 11895)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3379
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The obverse design is the same that the Mint used to strike regular issue Indian Cents from 1860 through early 1864. The point of the truncation of Liberty's bust is rounded and the date 1858 is centered in the field between the base of the portrait and the denticles. On the reverse, a laurel wreath frames the denomination ONE CENT with a broad ornamental shield at the top. An olive sprig and bundle of three arrows are bound at the base of the wreath. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.<br /> A fully impressed, sandy-tan specimen with mostly faint, minor carbon flecks precluding a higher grade.