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Stack’s Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC 1897 Cent

Stack's Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC 1897 Cent

By James McCartneySenior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……
The Proof 1897 Indian cent is an underrated rarity among the late dates from this series. From a mintage of 1,938 pieces, 731 were intended for sale in conjunction with the year’s silver Proof sets, while the remaining 1,207 examples went into minor coin Proof sets. Today, the Proof 1897 cent is most often found in grades up to Proof-64, with many having been cleaned or mishandled over the past century. Gems are sold at auction only a couple of times per year, and those with any traces of Cameo contrast are incredibly rare.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to feature a truly special Proof-67+ Deep Cameo (PCGS) CAC 1897 cent in our March 2021 Showcase Auction. It is the sole finest Deep Cameo Indian cent certified by PCGS across all dates and color designations. In addition, it is the only Deep Cameo example approved by CAC across all services, confirming its truly superior quality.

Both sides are golden-orange in color, with the peripheries enhanced by blushes of vivid reddish-rose. The reflective fields contrast markedly with richly frosted devices. Struck from the Snow-PR3 dies, it is readily attributable by a die line in the denticles below the digit 9 in the date and a bulging upper pendant on the letter E in CENT. Expertly produced and just as carefully preserved, this sharp and lovely 1897 Proof cent is sure to appeal to specialists and advanced Registry Set participants.

This incredible Proof-67+ Deep Cameo (PCGS) CAC 1897 cent will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers March 2021 Auction, accompanied by many important coins including Small Eagle Draped Bust half dollars from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection; spectacular Peace dollars from the Pittstown Collection; and New Orleans Mint rarities from the Collection of Steve Studer. The sale will be available for viewing and bidding on our website www.StacksBowers.com and printed catalogs will also be available for purchase. If you would like to consign to an upcoming sale or have questions about the consignment process, please contact us today at [email protected] or 800-566-2580.

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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