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    Scarce and Interesting Judd-157
    1854 Cent Reduced From a Dollar Die, PR63

    1854 E1C One Cent, Judd-157, Pollock-185, High R.7, PR63 PCGS. The obverse is derived from a Seated dollar obverse die, but crudely reduced by a circular lathe to the diameter of a contemporary half cent. The 4 in the date resembles a 1 because of the blurry reduction. On the reverse, 1 CENT is encircled by an oak and acorn wreath. Struck with a reeded edge in a German silver alloy, 30% nickel, 60% copper, 10% zinc. Apparently quite a bit of experimentation was done with this design in various alloys. Metallurgical analysis is recommended on these pieces. The fields are more deeply mirrored on the obverse than the reverse, and the piece shows just the lightest accent of color. (NGC ID# 32G5, PCGS# 11650)

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