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    1884 Annular Cent Pattern, Judd-1721, Ex: Eliasberg

    1884 One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.6, PR 67 PCGS. 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. Simply extraordinary quality, the fields are bright and deeply reflective, and the surfaces overall shimmer with golden patina. Tied with three others as finest known according to the December 1998 population data. From the Benson Collection. (NGC ID# 2ABG, PCGS# 61721)

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