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    Gem 1863 Pattern Indian Cent Struck in Bronze

    1863 1C One Cent, Judd-299, Pollock-359, R.3, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. Struck from regular issue One Cent dies, but with bronze alloy used instead of the then current copper-nickel composition. This bronze alloy, of course, was implemented in 1864, that makes this pattern a transitional issue. Pollock lists four variants, all from the same dies, based upon the thickness of the planchet and the die alignment. While the thickness of the coin cannot be determined due to the encapsulation, this specimen has medallic (180 degree) turn.(#70454)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29ED, PCGS# 70454)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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