1864 1C Bronze, RB PR (PCGS# 2277)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 5033
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1864 Indian Cent. Bronze. Proof-65 RB (PCGS). Pale rose-orange surfaces display a lively woodgrain effect under low magnification; a few toning specks also come to light when studied with a loupe. A modicum of cameo contrast is present. From an estimated proof mintage for the type of 300 pieces. As noted in Rick Snow's Whitman Publishing reference on the series, ""The typically reported mintage is 150, but this is unreasonably low...a more realistic estimate may be 300,"" the number we chose to go by here. A Gem Indian cent with pleasing in-hand appearance.