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    1836 Two Cents Pattern, PR64+
    Judd-52, Copper and Silver (Billon) Alloy

    1836 P2C Two Cents, Judd-52, Pollock-55, R.6, PR64+ NGC. CAC.
    Design.
    The obverse features a small eagle with outstretched wings standing on a cloud, with the peripheral legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 1836 below. The reverse bears the denomination TWO CENTS surrounded by a laurel wreath. Struck in billon with a plain edge.

    Commentary. The billon composition is an alloy of copper and silver, and this piece contains 87% copper and 13% silver, weighing 4.1 grams, per the NGC label. About two dozen examples of Judd-52 are known along with others that are cataloged as Judd-53 with a reeded edge.

    Physical Description. A bold strike is evident with blue and iridescent toning around the obverse border, accenting the golden-brown surfaces. The underlying surfaces are fully lustrous.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 3WYT, PCGS# 11194)


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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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