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    1853 Cent, Struck in German Silver
    Judd-150 Thin Planchet, PR63

    1853 E1C One Cent, Judd-150 Thin Planchet, Pollock-178, Low R.7, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A regular obverse die for the Liberty quarter eagle was paired with a laurel wreath reverse bearing the denomination, ONE CENT. Struck in German silver alloy with a reeded edge. Various experimental compositions were proposed for the one cent denomination, including German silver, a composition that does not include any silver, but consists of 30% nickel, 60% copper, and 10% zinc, per the website. Finally, when the new small cents were issued a few years later, copper-nickel was the chosen composition. Splashes of gold toning accompany the blue-gray color of this nicely detailed pattern cent. Population: 3 in 63, 5 finer (4/20).

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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