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    Rare 1850 Pattern Cent With a Blank Obverse

    1850 P1C One Cent, Judd Appendix A, Pollock-145, R.7, PR 64 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg. The obverse is blank with the exception of denticles at the border. The reverse displays the denomination CENT at the top, the date 1850 at the bottom, and one star at either side of the center. The reverse design is similar to that used on the 1850 Annular Pattern Cent (Judd-119, Pollock-134), but the center is not perforated. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. A rare and seldom offered die trials issue, both sides are essentially untoned with a slight golden cast over the lower reverse. There are a few planchet voids on the obverse, but neither side displays any mentionable post-production distractions.
    Ex: Richard B. Windsor Collection (Chapman Brothers, 12/1895), lot 1115; J.M. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers & Merena, 5/96), lot 113, where it realized $2,530.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2983, PCGS# 11511)

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2001
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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