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Bronze 1854 Cent Pattern
Judd-161 Original, PR63 Brown

1854 P1C One Cent, Judd-161 Original, Pollock-187, R.4, PR63 Brown PCGS. The design is similar to the large cent then in circulation, but there are no stars on the obverse, and the planchet is smaller--just about 25.4 mm (1 inch), compared with a diameter for the regular large cent of 27.5 mm (1.08 inches). Struck in bronze with a plain edge. This pattern is also known in copper and oroide. We have never quite understood how the services differentiated between copper and bronze without metallurgical analysis. The surfaces on this piece are mostly deep brown with a loupe necessary to discern faint remnants of original red (except around the date). The devices are sharply struck throughout. A diagonal die crack is seen from the reverse rim near 9 o'clock to the upper portion of the wreath. (PCGS# 11663)

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January, 2011
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