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    Billon Pattern Two-Cent Piece From 1836

    1836 Two-Cents, Judd-52, Pollock-55, R.6, PR 64 PCGS. Two-cent pattern with a spread-winged eagle on the obverse, date below. The reverse is simply inscribed TWO CENTS with a laurel wreath around the perimeter. Struck in billon (90% copper, 10% silver) with a plain edge. An experimental alloy as well as being a pattern for a new denomination, these pieces put to rest the issue of billon coinage until revived again in 1850 and '51. This is a pleasingly lustrous example that is carbon-free. The surfaces retain some underlying coppery color, but are primarily brown.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2964, PCGS# 11194)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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