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    Choice 1854 Small Cent, Judd-159

    1854 E1C One Cent, Judd-159, Pollock-186, Low R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. The obverse small cent die was created by a portrait lathe that used an 1854 silver dollar as a model. The portrait lathe caused many circular die lines, and the design is blurry. Notably, the 4 in the date resembles a 1. On the well-made reverse die, 1 CENT is encircled by an oak and acorn wreath. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Chocolate-brown with occasional olive overtones. The obverse has a mere whisper of distributed carbon, while the reverse is well preserved. (NGC ID# 2VPG, PCGS# 11654)

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    August, 2007
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