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    Rare Brass Composition 1896 Cent, Judd-1768A

    1896 One-Cent, Judd-1768A, Pollock-1984, R.7-8, PR 64 PCGS. 47.8 grains. Brass alloy of 88.5 percent copper and 11.5 percent zinc, as determined by elemental analysis. Unlisted in Adams-Wooden, Judd, or Taxay. One of just two specimens certified by PCGS, possibly even a duplication of the same piece. A shield is seen on the obverse with thirteen stripes, a scroll inscribed LIBERTY passes in front. Behind are two crossed poles, one bearing an eagle, the other a liberty cap. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, 1896 is below. The reverse depicts 1 CENT within a curved olive sprig with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. The border is beaded on both sides. Flashes of delicate rose and green iridescence appear on both sides. This rare metallic variant is specifically mentioned in the Pollock reference, having been reported by Rick Montgomery of PCGS. (PCGS# 61768)

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    Jul-Aug, 1997
    30th-2nd Wednesday-Saturday
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