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1872 Indian Cent. Bold N. MS-66 RB (PCGS).

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

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Auction Details

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Stack's Bowers Auction May 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction May-2019 1872 Indian Cent. Bold N. MS-66 RB (PCGS). Offered here is a key date bronze Indian cent in exceptional premium Gem Mint State preservation. The satiny surfaces exhibit speckled golden-brown patina to dominant light orange color. The strike is bold to sharp throughout, and the appearance is as pristine as would be expected for the assigned grade. One of the leading condition rarities in the Indian cent series, the 1872 has a relatively small mintage of 4,042,000 circulation strikes. This figure can be explained by limited commercial demand for cents during the Reconstruction era. Pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1871, the Treasury redeemed and meted 5,635,999 bronze cents in 1872 (along with 5,751,073 copper-nickel cents), thereby reducing banks' stocks of coins that were not needed in circulation. This redemption policy continued through 1881, many of the circulation strikes produced in 1872 meeting a similar fate in subsequent years. Since bank reserves were a primary source for Mint State examples for many classic U.S. Mint issues, it is little wonder that relatively few Uncirculated 1872 cents survived. When offered in Mint State, the 1872 is apt to be poorly struck with little to no original color. As a sharply defined, appreciably lustrous Gem, the present example is truly significant. PCGS Population: 12; 0 finer in this category. PCGS# 2104. NGC ID: 227W. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

PCGS Set Registry

This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of Paul'sPennies and is featured in one or more sets, including Paul'sPennies.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
2104 PCGS 25655926 12 0 $4,750.00 View a set that requires this coin
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Other Auction Appearances

Date Price Firm Sale Lot
Jan-2016 $4,230.00 Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6-11 FUN U.S. Coins Signature Auction Tampa, FL 4498