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||August 2019 ANA U.S. Coins Auction Rosemont, IL
||Superb Cameo Proof 1880 Indian Cent
Among the Finest Certified
1880 Indian Cent. Snow-PR1. Repunched Date. Proof-67 RD Cameo (PCGS). CAC.
This simply beautiful Indian cent offers vivid rose-orange color on fully impressed, boldly cameo surfaces. Both sides are expertly preserved and virtually pristine. The high mintage Proof 1880 Indian cent was produced to the extent of 3,955 coins, and Rick Snow (2014) reports five die marriages among survivors. Snow-PR1, offered here, shares its obverse with PR2, and it is a minor Repunched Date with repunching at the base of the digit 1 and at the upper left of the second digit 8 in the date. In addition, the second digit 8 is broken at its base from a defective punch. The reverse of Snow-PR1 is attributable by the presence of several raised die lines on the letter O in ONE. While this issue is plentiful in an absolute sense, cameo-finish specimens are rare, especially with the expert surface preservation offered here.
Provenance: From the ESM Collection.
PCGS Population: 2; 0 finer in this category. CAC Population: 1; 0.
PCGS# 82329. NGC ID: 229Z.
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