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    Gem 1853 Small Cent Pattern, Judd-149

    1853 E1C One Cent, Judd-149, Pollock-178, High R.6, PR65 PCGS. A regular issue Liberty quarter eagle obverse die is paired with a simple die that bears a wreath and the widely separated denomination ONE/CENT. An early attempt to replace the cumbersome large cent with a smaller diameter piece in different alloy. Judd-149 has a reeded edge, and is struck in a white metal alloy of 40% nickel, 40% copper, and 20% zinc. Judd-150 and Judd-151 were struck from the same dies, but with different proportions of the same three metals. This meticulously struck and smooth Gem is nearly untoned, and is flawless save for a hint of a lamination in an obverse line between 4 and 10 o'clock.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 299H, PCGS# 11622)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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