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    1850 Billon Cent Pattern With Perforated Center, Judd-119

    1850 P1C One Cent, Judd-119 Original, Pollock-134, Low R.6, PR63 NGC. The obverse displays the denomination CENT at the top, the date 1850 at the bottom, two rosettes at the sides, and a perforation in the center. The central reverse is also perforated with the inscriptions USA and ONE TENTH SILVER around. Struck in billon (10% silver, 90% copper) with a plain edge. The reverse was struck from a shattered die, as were most extant representatives of this scarce pattern. This richly toned example is awash in mottled olive-gray and slate-gray shades. There are no abrasions of note, and, if the surfaces were more lustrous, this coin would probably net a higher grade. (#11511)

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


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    March, 2004
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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