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    1854 One Cent, MS64 Brown
    Judd-159a, Mint-Made Electrotype

    1854 E1C One Cent, Judd-159a Electrotype, Pollock-186, High R.6, MS64 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is reduced via the portrait lathe from an 1854 Seated Liberty silver dollar die. The workmanship was such that the date digits and other details were weakly duplicated. The reverse features the denomination 1 CENT within an oak wreath with several acorns. Produced in copper with a plain edge. The weak date digits are such that this pattern variety is often mistaken for 1851. The website provides a transcription of a March 18, 1854 letter from Mint Director Snowden to Treasury Secretary Guthrie that explains the hasty die production. This pattern variety is an electrotype produced within the Mint. Even in this form, the circular lathe lines on the obverse are clearly visible. Sharply detailed with lovely violet, gold, and blue toning over its medium brown surfaces. This important variety is borderline R.7 with about a dozen examples known.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2VPG, PCGS# 11654)

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

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