Lot #25. 1865 Indian Cent. Fancy 5. MS-66 RB (PCGS).
The April 2008 Chicago Rarities Sale - 4/15/2008
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As a rule, the early bronze Indian Cents circulated heavily beginning in the years of issue with the result that high-grade survivors are very scarce, if not rare in today's market. The Gem 1865 in this lot is decidedly in the latter category. The surfaces are exceptionally well preserved with smooth features and no distracting carbon. Original medium-orange luster is nearly fully intact, and the lightest copper-brown tinting is not readily perceptible at all angles. Fully struck throughout, and highly attractive, this coin comes highly recommended for inclusion in the finest Indian Cent collection.