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    1851 'Ring Cent' in Copper or Billon
    Judd-129 Original, PR66 Brown

    1851 P1C One Cent, Judd-129 Original, Pollock-153, Low R.7, PR66 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. These curious "ring cents" dated 1851 carry over from work done in 1850 in response to a Congressional bill asking for a reduction in the size of the current large cents. These coins have an obverse with a thick outer circle, a thinner inner circle, CENT in large letters along the top periphery and ONE TENTH SILVER in smaller letters along the bottom periphery. The reverse shows an open wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in copper or billon (10% silver alloy) with a plain edge and central perforation. Elemental analysis would be required to determine the exact metallic composition. Perhaps a dozen survive today. This is an attractive bluish-gray pattern with excellent preservation. Population: 2 in 66 Brown, 0 finer (8/20).
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11550)


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