1866 Indian Cent. Snow-PR1, the only known dies. Proof-66 RD Cameo (PCGS). CAC.With vivid pale pink color, intense field to device contrast and virtually pristine surfaces, this extraordinary Gem ranks among the finest Proof 1866 Indian cents known to PCGS. It is fully detailed from the rims to the centers, as befits the issue, and has extraordinary eye appeal.The first of the Reconstruction era Proofs in the Indian cent series, the 1866 has an estimated mintage of 725 coins. Only a single die pair is known, the obverse with microscopic roughness to Libertys cheek due to rust in the die. The reverse die is the same that the Mint used to strike Proof 1865 cents of the scarce Snow-PR1 variety. As third party certification data makes clear, the Proof 1866 is not as scarce as the Proof 1865 in an absolute sense, although it is just as rare in the finest grades. Indeed, this is the most desirable survivor of this issue that we have ever had the privilege of bringing to auction, and it is sure to sell for a strong premium.From the ESM Collection. Earlier from Heritages sale of the Palm Beach Collection, January 2004 FUN Signature Sale, lot 4377.