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    1854 Cent Pattern Struck in 100% Copper
    Judd-160, PR66 Brown

    1854 P1C One Cent, Judd-160, Pollock-187, R.4 PR66 Brown NGC. CAC. 114 grains. 100% copper. The obverse is similar to that used on regular issue 1854 cents, except there are no stars. The denomination is centered on the reverse within a laurel wreath, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the periphery. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This piece has the elemental analysis on the insert: 100% copper. This analysis answers the question that has long plagued pattern specialists: How to tell the difference between copper strikings (Judd-160) and bronze strikings (Judd-161). The surfaces are smooth and glossy and appear to be completely free from carbon spotting, although slight forest-green toning is noted near the centers on each side. An outstanding example of this popular early pattern.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1228; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 3718.
    From The Tom & Jean Fore Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 5ED4, PCGS# 11659)


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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