1858 P1C Indian Cent, Judd-208, Pollock-261, R.7, PR65 NGC. CAC. Design. The design of the 1859 Indian cent, dated 1858, features the laurel wreath reverse. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. This variety has the centered date obverse with six-leaf clusters in the laurel wreath. Commentary. Andrew Pollock identified four different die varieties of Judd 208, from obverse dies that have a centered date or low date, and reverse dies having five-leaf clusters or six-leaf clusters in the wreath. The regular issue 1859 Indian cents have six-leaf clusters in the wreath, so the two 1858 six-leaf patterns (Pollock-254 and 261) represent the exact or true type of 1859. Only about a half dozen examples of each variety are known. Physical Description. This Gem proof with its light tan surfaces and strongly mirrored fields is a lovely example with greenish-gold overtones. Trivial toning flecks and minuscule contact marks are consistent with the grade. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3921, realized $5875.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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