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    1836 Two Cents in Billon
    Judd-52, PR64

    1836 P2C Two Cents, Judd-52, Pollock-55, Low R.6 PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. An early, small diameter two cent pattern with a spread-winged eagle on the obverse and date below. The reverse features TWO CENTS in the center, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Struck in billon (90% copper, 10% silver) with a plain edge. Andrew Pollock notes that billon was susceptible to being pickled in acid, which would produce the appearance of fine silver. Tests were conducted at the Mint when producing these two cent patterns in 1836, and it appears this piece may have been subjected to that treatment. Both sides are bright silver-gray, and only the peripheral reverse displays the golden-olive color one might expect to find on a coin struck in this composition. Reportedly, two dozen or so Judd-52 representatives are known.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2964, PCGS# 11194)


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