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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents in Copper
    Judd-326, Pollock-395, PR65 Brown

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-326, Pollock-395, High R.7, PR65 Brown NGC. The obverse bears a central shield with intersecting arrows behind and a ring atop, from which depends an inverted laurel wreath framing the shield left and right. EXCHANGED FOR / U.S. NOTES occupies the periphery. The reverse shows two rosettes separating POSTAGE CURRENCY and ACT JULY 1862, with 10 CENTS 1863 on three lines in the center. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Medallic alignment. Previously this pattern was believed to have been struck in billon, but extensive research by David Cassel and metallurgical testing has now proved these pieces to be struck in pure copper. Only four examples were believed known, but this appears to be a fifth. Each side is teal toned, while the center of the obverse is rose colored. Curiously, the insert from NGC identifies the coin by the Pollock number rather than the Judd number.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60484)


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