1897 1C, CA PR (PCGS# 82380)

2009 CSNS PN

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1897 1C PR67 Red Cameo PCGS. Ex: Palm Beach Collection. The 1897 Indian Head cent boasts a small proof mintage of 1,795 pieces. In spite of the low mintage, some extraordinary specimens of the date are still extant. In A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, Q. David Bowers relates, "Some of the prettiest gem cameo coins are found for this date." Bowers could have had the present coin in mind when he made the preceding statement. Vibrant orange and lemon hues endow this well struck and exceptionally preserved Superb Gem with exceptional eye appeal. The portrait has splendid cameo contrast with the reflective field. PCGS has certified only one coin in PR67 Red Cameo, with one finer, and NGC has yet to grade any coin this high within the Red Cameo designation (2/09). From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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