1871 1C, RD PR (PCGS# 2302)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1395
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Bright golden orange with frosty motifs and mirror fields. A classic rarity in <em>Mint State, </em>with attractive Gem Proofs such as this often filling the need for the date in advanced Indian cent collections. From an estimated 850 to 1,100 Proofs of the date distributed according to the Bowers reference on the series -- the <em>Red Book</em> counters with a figure of 960+, with both given figures no doubt somewhere close to the truth. Choice and appealing.