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    1804 Private Restrike Cent in White Metal
    Two Known, Judd-28, MS63

    1804 1C One Cent, Judd-28, Pollock-6055, R.8, White Metal, Private Restrike, MS63 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. While the so-called 1804 "restrike" cents in copper are fairly available, the Judd-28 examples from the same mismatched dies, struck in white metal or tin, are great rarities. Only two are known: the Simpson example in MS63 PCGS and the MS63 PCGS Fewsmith-Jenks coin, which recently changed hands at $31,200 in the Goldberg Pre-Long Beach auction (2/2020, lot 118).

    These privately manufactured "1804" cents, in copper and white metal or tin, are commonly attributed to numismatist extraordinaire Joseph Mickley and coin dealer Edward W. Cogan, ca. 1860, from rusted dies to supply the need for 1804 large cents. The obverse is actually an 1803 Sheldon-261 with the last digit altered, and the 1820 die -- from the Matron Head issues and thus entirely the wrong type -- is a Newcomb-12 reverse. The listing of these white metal coins in Judd identifies them as "off-metal" pieces. Extensive die rust occurs throughout both sides, with some areas of darker slate-gray contrasting against the prevailing silver-gray color. The extensive die cracks on the obverse are in keeping with these dies' status as salvaged discards; interestingly, the die cracks are also a tad more advanced than on the other MS63 example known. A few light contact marks in the central reverse probably account for the numerical grade. This remains, nonetheless, a historically important and rare numismatic item.
    Ex: Superior (5/2003).
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12247)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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