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    1884 Pattern "Ring " Cent--Ex: Eliasberg

    1884 One-Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.6, PR 67 NGC. Eastman Johnson's "holey" design for the cent with a hole pierced through the center with an irregular circumference. These experimental pieces were intended to make small denomination coinage easier to distinguish by the blind, and thereby "remedy the inconvenience of similarity in our small coin." Simply inscribed on each side with no central design (obviously). Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Both thick and thin planchet varieties are known (each being equally scarce), this piece being of the thick variety. Superb white surfaces of pristine splendor with just a hint of pale golden color on each side.
    Ex: Eliasberg Collection (B&M, 5/96), lot 143. (NGC ID# 2ABG, PCGS# 61721)


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    January, 1997
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