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    1854 Half Cent Die Trial in Oroide
    Judd-155, PR63 Brown
    Unique, Ex: Boyd, Farouk, Norweb

    1854 DT1/2C Half Cent, Judd-155, Pollock-184, R.8, PR63 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 83.4 grains, per its Norweb catalog appearance. Struck from regular issue plain edge Cohen-1 1854 half cent dies, but in oroide instead of copper. Pollock states the alloy is 80% copper, 16% tin, and 4% silver. Judd-155 is believed unique, and carries a lengthy pedigree that includes famous owners such as Boyd, Farouk, and Norweb. A sharply struck specimen with smooth and dusky walnut-brown surfaces. Minor retained laminations are noted near the 54 in the date and opposite on the reverse exergue. A small planchet impurity is on a dentil above the second S in STATES, and a slight lamination is above the H in HALF. There are no post-strike detractions.
    Ex: Sylvester Sage Crosby, Francis Worchester Doughty, William H. Woodin, Judson Brenner; Virgil Brand; B.G. Johnson; James Kelly; F.C.C. Boyd; King Farouk; Palace Collection (Sotheby's, 3/1954), lot 1750; James P. Randall; Emery May Norweb; Norweb Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987); lot 134; Pre-Long Beach Auction (Ira & Larry Goldberg, 1/2014), lot 215.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 299T, PCGS# 11645)


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