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    (1853) Uniface Small Cent in Billon
    Judd-151d, PR65

    (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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