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    Description

    1854 Copper Cent Electrotype
    Judd-159A, PR65 Brown

    1854 E1C One Cent, Judd-159A, Pollock-186, High R.7, PR65 Brown NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse is a die made by reducing an 1854 silver dollar, but in such a way that many details are blurry or indistinct, especially in the date. The reverse is a new die with a heavy, open wreath of oak leaves and acorns tied with a ribbon and bow at bottom, 1 CENT in the center. Many different alloys were recorded, but the Judd-159A, Pollock-186 is called a copper electrotype.

    Commentary.
    Pollock notes that most examples offered over the years are electrotypes, said to have been produced at the Mint in such a way that they "have a clear ring." He also specifically records this piece, from the August 1971 ANA Sale, as an electrotype.

    Physical Description.
    The fields are striated, and the devices show the circular lines from the reducing lathe. Yet the fields show a surprising amount of reflectivity, and the surfaces overall are problem-free. Deep, even brown and blue patina covers both obverse and reverse. NGC Census: 1 in PR65 Brown, none finer. PCGS Population: None graded finer than PR64 Red and Brown (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: ANA 80th Convention Auction (Stack's, 8/1971), lot 265.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.


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


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