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    Judd-1721 "Holey" Cent Pattern, PR 66

    1884 One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.6, PR 66 NGC. 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 "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. Smooth, partially reflective surfaces with a hint of pale golden color and mottled gray toning on each side. (NGC ID# 2ABG, PCGS# 61721)

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    January, 1999
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