Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1863 Postage Currency Pattern in Billon
    Judd-326A, PR64, 81% Copper / 19% Silver

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-326A, Pollock-394, Cassel-1, High R.6, PR64 PCGS. 24.8 grains. Another Postage Currency pattern from 1863, struck in billon and with a plain edge. While these billon pieces seem numerous, they are, in fact, individual compositions. This particular piece contains 81% copper and 19% silver, reasonably close to the 75 / 25 composition expected for billon coinage. This example was originally purchased by David Cassel as a silver Judd-325. With SEM-EDX testing conducted by S&N Labs on certificate number 60485.64/4137217 it turned out to be a much scarcer billon striking. Examination of the piece shows how one could be easily confused. The surfaces show a confirmed brightness, in part from the proof finish but in part also from the silver content. Otherwise each side displays an "autumn leaves" display of toning. Fully struck, of course.
    Ex: Superior (5/1994), lot 1175, as a Judd-325; to David Cassel.
    From The David Cassel Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29F8, PCGS# 60485)


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

    View all of [The David Cassel Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    12th-16th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 622

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2021 February 3 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    If/when you are considering selling your treasured collection, it would be in your best interest to consider Heritage.
    The White Rose Collection
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search