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    1856 Pattern Half-Cent Struck in Copper-Nickel

    1856 Half Cent, Judd-177, Pollock-205, R.5, PR 63 PCGS. Regular die trials striking for the half cent. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. An important metallurgical trial strike that tested the proposed alloy for the Flying Eagle cents which were struck later in this same year. Some streaky, golden-brown patina overlays the "whiteness" of the copper-nickel alloy. Weakly struck on the denticles at the borders. (PCGS# 60177)

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    August, 1996
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