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1864 Indian Cent. Bronze. L on Ribbon. MS-67 BN (NGC).

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Stack's Bowers Auction May 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction May-2019 1864 Indian Cent. Bronze. L on Ribbon. MS-67 BN (NGC). A simply outstanding example, this is the only MS-67 certified for the 1864 L on Ribbon Indian cent in any category, by both PCGS and NGC. Warm antique copper patina is enhanced by splashes of vivid lilac-blue iridescence. Remnants of faded rose color can be seen in isolated peripheral areas. Fully struck with a smooth satin to softly frosted texture, this virtually pristine Superb Gem will please even the most discerning collector. The popular L on Ribbon 1864 cent is the result of James Barton Longacre's redesign of his basic Indian Head design in anticipation of a change in alloy from copper-nickel to bronze. In addition to the placement of the designer's initial on the ribbon, the With L type exhibits a narrower bust point and sharper feathers in the headdress than its No L predecessor. Several times scarcer in an absolute sense than the bronze No L variety, the 1864 L on Ribbon is rare in the finest Mint State grades, as here. Combined PCGS and NGC Population: 1 in MS-67, regardless of category. PCGS# 2079. NGC ID: 227M. Click here for certification details from NGC.

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PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
2079 NGC 1770215-001 N/A 0 View a set that requires this coin
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