Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1854 Cent Pattern in Copper
    Judd-159a, MS63 Brown

    1854 E1C One Cent, Judd-159a, Pollock-186, High R.6, PR63 Brown NGC. An 1854 Seated dollar obverse was subjected to a crude reducing lathe, creating a smaller obverse die with blurry device details and circular lathe lines. The pattern reverse features 1 CENT encircled by an oak and acorn wreath. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Light tan-brown patina has occasional hints of blue interspersed on each side. As usual, the reducing lathe diminished many details including the crossbar of the 4, causing the date to resemble 1851. Curiously, NGC thought so too; the result was an 1851 date on the insert. NGC has also designated the piece as a Judd-159 electrotype, equivalent to Judd-159a.
    Ex: Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 9/1999), lot 1373.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

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

    View all of [The Collection of William Rau ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 204

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 29, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 13 days left to consign to the 2021 June 24 - 25 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your individual dedication to the hobby, and that of Heritage.
    David C.,
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search