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1861 CONFEDERATE CENT - CIRCA 1874
RESTRIKE IN GOLD

PCGS No: 340408

Mintage: 7

Designer: Robert Lovett, Jr.

Diameter: 19.2 millimeters

Metal content: Gold

Observed weights: 99.2 grains

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: none (all of these were made privately)

Notes:
In 1874, John W. Haseltine and J. Colvin Randall restruck the 1861 Confederate Cents using the original dies obtained from Robert Lovett, Jr.  Seven examples were struck in Gold, 12 in Silver, and 55 in Copper, upon which the dies broke.

PCGS has graded 3 Gold Restrikes of the 1861 Confederate Cent, the finest of which are two PR-64's.

Known examples:
"Proof-64".  Ex - Eliasberg collection

"Proof-63".  Ex - R.W. Ward, sold in 1974 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc. "Harry W. Bass, Jr.", sold in 1999 (this may be the following example)

"Proof-63".  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 566, illustrated, no prior pedigree listed, sold for $41,400.00

"Proof". Ex - King Farouk - Stack's "C. Ramsey Bartlett", February 1966, Lot 992 - Stack's, September 1994, Lot 316.

"Proof".  Ex - Stack's "400th Sale", January 1988, Lot 538, "..a small dig on the neck and some hairline obverse scratches; minor edge nicks."

"F-VF".  Ex - Kreisberg-Schulman "Lichtenfels", March 1964, Lot 1107 - Lester Merkin, October 1973, Lot 457 - Stack's "Groves", November 1974, Lot 467 - Stack's "Ellis H. Robison", February 1979, Lot 235 - Bowers & Ruddy "Michael Steig", September 1982, Lot 2013 - Stack's, January 1989, Lot 680 - Auction '89, Lot 188.  Dent at the last A in AMERICA, edge repair.  99.7 grains

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service