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    1853 Small Cent in German Silver
    Judd-150, Pollock-178, Thin Planchet, PR66

    1853 E1C One Cent, Judd-150 Thin, Pollock-178, Low R.7 PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A regular quarter eagle obverse die was paired with a wreath reverse that bears the denomination ONE CENT. Struck in a German silver alloy with a reeded edge. The reported composition for Judd-150 is 30% nickel, 60% copper, and 10% zinc. However, metallurgical analysis would be required to confirm that determination. Judd-149 through Judd-151 are differentiated solely by their composition, making attribution difficult, if not impossible. Andrew Pollock has cataloged all three Judd numbers under a single attribution: Pollock-178. As far as why these coins were produced, four years before the Flying Eagle cent was issued in copper-nickel, patterns like these were being manufactured to test other possible alloys for a circulating small cent. The present Premium Gem features semireflective silver-gray surfaces. The obverse is clean, while the reverse shows a handful of small planchet voids. An important experiment leading up to the beginning of the small cent series.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 299J, PCGS# 11626)


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

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