Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Extremely Rare 1863 Two Cent Pattern
Judd-313, PR63

1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-313, Pollock-378, High R.7, PR63 NGC.
Design.
The obverse centers around a wide heraldic shield with arrows behind and a thick wreath draped down either side. A scroll with motto GOD OUR TRUST above and the date below. The reverse features the denomination 2 CENTS surrounded by a wreath of wheat, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.

Commentary.
Judd-313 was struck in late 1863, as the Mint experimented with designs for the two cent piece that would begin production in 1864. An early auction appearance was in the Parmelee Collection (New York Coin and Stamp, 6/1890), lot 130, where the coin was paired with an example of Judd-312.

The extreme rarity of the issue has been underestimated in the past. Sometimes, when a coin is unavailable for a long period of time, the numismatic community loses touch with the issue. "Out of sight, out of mind" seems to apply in this case. A search of auction records has failed to uncover an appearance of Judd-313 in the last 15 years. One of the few surviving examples is impounded in the ANS Collection. NGC and PCGS have certified a total of four examples of Judd-313, assuming no resubmissions have occurred. The present example has been off the market for 17 years. Clearly, this offering is an important opportunity to acquire an underappreciated numismatic rarity.

Physical Description.
Brilliant, reflective fields complement a remarkable strike. Chromium steel flash remains in the center of the shield, while the periphery is cloaked in attractive reddish-gold. A few flyspecks and a small obverse smudge account for the grade. NGC Census: This is the sole Judd-313 certified by NGC. PCGS Population: One each in PR63, PR64, and PR65 (12/08).

Provenance.
Ex: Public Auction Sale (Stack's, 5/1991), lot 496.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 60469)

View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2009
7th-11th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 635

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

941,099
bidder-members
$883,430,746
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 3 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

Learn about consigning with us

I wish to extend our appreciation to you for over $925,000.00 realized from the above subject auction. This amount realized was approximately $110,000.00 more than we anticipated.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
Newport Beach, CA
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,308,723
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved