1C 1864 L ON RIBBON PCGS PR65 BN
This superb piece is one of the few true wholly original GEM’s of this exceedingly rare date that exists!
Surprising deep mirrors are super clean have good clarity, and are nicely reflective. There are no flecks or spots anywhere. The obverse color is a totally original rich mix of gorgeous green/violet/brown/blue colors (these colors really stand out). They swirl vividly all over, you do NOT have to tilt the coin to see them. The reverse is about 50% GEM faded Mint Red and has a few other colors mixed in. Miss Liberty and the details are pinpoint sharp in strike and do boldly stand out. The headdress does have strong frost. The eye appeal is sensational!
It is estimated only 20 were ever minted. PCGS 1, NGC 0, CAC 1. Prior to us buying this coin, the last auction record for it was $54,343.00 01/2014 (where it was bought by us). PCGS has graded only one BN higher-a PR66 (which sold for $129,250.00 09/2013). This exceedingly rare civil War era date is not found in any frequency in ANY grade of Proof. We are proud to own and offer this marvelous piece for addition to your superb collection. As time goes on, we strongly feel the value will only increase as you will not be able to find ANY!