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Eastman Johnson's 'Holey' Cent Pattern
Judd-1721, PR66 Cameo

1884 1C One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.5, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Eastman Johnson's "holey" design for the cent with the center perforated with an irregular circumference. These experimental pieces were intended to make small denomination coinage easier to distinguish by the blind, and thereby to "remedy the inconvenience of similarity in our small coin." The obverse bears the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA about the upper rim and the date at the bottom. The reverse shows the denomination ONE CENT at the top with an inverted shield and two laurel sprigs below. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. This brightly mirrored specimen is spot-free and can be identified by a lint mark beneath RI in AMERICA. (PCGS# 62150)

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August, 2007
8th-12th
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