||1871 1C -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Bold N. The 1871 Indian cent boasts the fourth lowest mintage in the series (little more than 3.9 million pieces), bested only by the key-date 1877 and the two San Francisco issues of 1908 and 1909. This example displays well-defined motifs and complete detail. Luminous coppery-gold color illuminates soft burgundy-brown overtones, though the coin lacks conventional cartwheel luster due to light, old cleaning. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $381.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.