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Lot 4057

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Type Coin
Title Lot 4057
Date 1865
Country U.S.
Denomination 2c

1865 2C PR66 Red NGC. CAC. Plain 5. Identified on Eric Newman's envelope as Adams-Woodin 520 (Judd-408), the regular dies two cent piece, but struck in pure copper. However, NGC conducted elemental analysis that shows this piece is the normal bronze composition and, therefore, is a regular issue 1865 two cent piece. Historical records suggest a proof mintage of 500 pieces, although the actual production remains unknown. The combined NGC and PCGS population in all grades totals 361 submissions, only 33% greater than for 1864. If the 1864 mintage of 100 pieces is correct, then the 1865 mintage might have been 133 proofs. If the 1865 mintage of 500 pieces is correct, then the 1864 mintage should have been 333 pieces. The real figures for both years probably fall between 100 and 500 proofs. This lovely Premium Gem retains full, brilliant orange mint color with nicely mirrored fields and pristine surfaces showing no surface marks or spots. Slight mellowing of the fiery color is evident on the high points. Census: 6 in 66 Red, 0 finer (2/13). Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $17.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 4057, realized $15275.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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