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    1850 P1C One Cent, Judd-119 Original, Pollock-134, R.6, PR62 PCGS. 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 has a series of faint die cracks, as made. An attractive rose-gold piece with a spot above the N in CENT. According the USPatterns.com website, the ring cents of 1850 were made in response to Congressman Sam F. Vinton of the House Ways and Means Committee, who drafted a resolution in 1849 to reduce the size of the one cent piece.(#11511)

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


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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