Description and Analysis
1901 1C PF
Description & Analysis
Unlike most U. S. Mint proofs of 1901, the cents seldom have much cameo contrast. Guide Book author Rick Snow noted that this and the next several dates may show die-polishing lines on either side, and this suggests a lapse in die preparation care.
Even without such contrast, fully red gems are rare. The low proof sales of this decade truly limited the pool of high quality survivors.