1879 S$1 J-1604 PR65 Red

WASHLADY DESIGN. GEM RED. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH FULL RED DESIGNATION. CAC.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 134130
Cert Number: 84160053
NGC Population: 1**
NGC Graded Higher: 0**
$79,500.00
A very rare proof type, the Braided Hair Cent was produced during an era in which the United States Mint did not record yearly mintage figures for specimen coinage.  There were very few coin collectors active in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s, and Mint policy at the time was to strike a limited number of proof sets for presentaion and other special purposes.  We also believe that the federal government prepared additional proof coins for individual sale and on a per-order basis.  Many specimens were undoubtedly lost over the years, and survivors of all issues in this proof series are few in number and seldom encountered in today's market.
**Source: PCGS Price Guide. Although we try to be as accurate as possible on the listed population, third party pricing and coin information, information constantly changes. We suggest you verify all information.