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    1884 "Holey" Cent, Judd-1722, PR 65

    1884 One-Cent, Judd-1722, Pollock-1930, R.7, PR 65 PCGS. Eastman Johnson's "holey" design for the cent with a hole pierced through the center with an irregular circumference. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. 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). (PCGS# 61722)

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