1863 1C, CA PR (PCGS# 82262)

2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138

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Lot Description
1863 1C PR65 Cameo NGC. The 1863 is much significantly scarcer than the 1862, and it is seldom found with cameo contrast. This high-end example looks like the finest 1862. The fields are deeply reflective and establish a "black" background against the noticeably frosted devices on each side. Like the 1862 above, this piece also retains much of the original "whiteness" of the copper-nickel alloy, with just a bit of reddish patina also present. The only mentionable surface defects are a luster scrape on the neck and a curious hairline-thin crack in the planchet across the high point of the Indian's face--both of which require magnification to discern. Census: 9 in 65 Cameo, 8 finer (2/10).
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