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1870 1c PCGS MS65 RB (Pick-Axe, FS-303)

Finest Known for Variety

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Degree of Toning: 3/10
DLRC Inventory #: 976193

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Auction Name: Internet Auction #917.
Closed On: Sunday, July 17, 2016 8:07 PM.
Realized: $2,250.

Item Description:
A rare variety of this key date in the Indian cent series, the "Pick Axe" is formed from die damage around the designer's (James Longacre) "L" initial at the end of the ribbon of the Indian. A pretty gem with lovely surfaces, the Pick Axe is a glaring admission from the latest edition of the Cherrypicker's Guide, but is noted in earlier editions.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 2098 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Small Cents
Series: Indian Cents
Type: Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze)
Years for Type: 1864-1909
Strike: Business
Denomination: Cent
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Weight: 3.11g
Edge Type: Plain