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Rarely Seen Copper-Nickel 1863 Cent Pattern
Judd-302, PR66 Cameo

1863 1C One Cent, Judd-302, Pollock-365, High R.7, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Accompanied by an Eagle Eye Photo Seal and certificate. The obverse features the adopted design for 1864 (but dated 1863), with the pointed bust truncation and Longacre's "L" initial on the ribbon. The reverse displays the standard oak wreath and shield motif used for regular-issue coinage in 1863. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. According to Rick Snow, this reverse die was first used on regular coinage in 1871, indicating it was a latter-day restrike made for collectors in the 1870s. The copper-nickel alloy is light and shows little of the reddish patina sometimes found. The fields are uncommonly deep in their reflectivity with numerous die striations on each side. Set against the deep mirrors in the fields is a significant presence of mint frost on the devices. There are no mentionable marks on either side of this lovely example. (PCGS# 60457)

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