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    1863 With L Indian Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-304, Snow-PT3c, PR63+

    1863 1C With L Indian Cent, Judd-304, Pollock-367, Snow-PT3c, R.8, PR63+ PCGS. CAC Ex: Simpson. An elusive Indian Head cent die trials piece. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. This is reportedly one of three Judd-304 representatives known, with Longacre's initial 'L' on the ribbon. According to Rick Snow, these aluminum cents are restrikes using a reverse die from 1871. It is possible that they are related to the 1864 trime, half dime, and dime restrikes which were offered with the quarters, half dollars, and dollars struck with the IN GOD WE TRUST reverse. This piece has a few wispy slidemarks and freckles of carbon on the portrait, while the modestly hairlined reverse displays a carbon spot at 9 o'clock.
    Ex: Possibly King Farouk Palace Collections of Egypt Sale (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1785; Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2003), lot 9952.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EJ, PCGS# 60459)


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