(1853) 1C Uniface Small Cent, Judd-151d, Pollock-181, R.7,...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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(1853) Uniface Small Cent in Billon
(1853) 1C Uniface Small Cent, Judd-151d, Pollock-181, R.7, PR65
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is blank, save for a border of
dentils and an outer rim and was probably struck from the same die
employed for the 1852 gold ring dollar (Judd-136). The reverse
(called the reverse here as it is considered the reverse of
Judd-149, 150, and 151) has ONE CENT surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Struck in billon with a plain edge. A prominent rim break on the
design side at 5 o'clock adds interest to this historical pattern
issue; a detailed census of all the related Judd varieties would be
interesting to determine which varieties have the rim break, and
subsequent determination of the emission sequence. PCGS has
certified six submissions of this pattern variety in grades from
PR63 to PR65. Opportunities to acquire an example are few and far
between. Both sides exhibit rich gray-brown toning with lovely
blue, violet, and gold overtones. Small toning spots over the C and
E of CENT identify the provenance of this important piece.
Population: 3 in 65, none finer (4/20).
Ex: Goldberg Auctions (9/2003), lot 1015.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 62409)
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