1851 P1C One Cent, Judd-129 Original, Pollock-153, Low R.7...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1851 'Ring Cent' in Copper or Billon
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).
Judd-129 Original, PR66 Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11550)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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