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    Description

    Washington Head 1863 Two Cent
    Judd-305, PR65 Brown

    1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-305, Pollock-370, R.4, PR65 Brown NGC.
    Design.
    Obverse: Portrait of Washington facing right with GOD AND OUR COUNTRY around and the date and two stars below. Reverse: The denomination 2 CENTS centered in a wheat wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. The word CENTS is curved dramatically. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

    Commentary.
    According to an entry in George Eckfeldt's journal, Judd-305 was struck in late 1863 (Eckfeldt journal courtesy of Alan Meghrig and USPatterns.com). This circumstance establishes Judd-305 as the earliest appearance of Washington's image on a U.S. Mint pattern.

    Physical Description.
    Strongly impressed devices complement the pristine surfaces. The reflective fields are beautifully toned in iridescent shades of lavender, blue, and gray. An attractive example of this popular pattern. NGC Census: 4 in PR65 Brown, 7 finer. PCGS Population: 4 in PR65 Brown, 7 finer (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: The Nate Smith Collection (Stack's, 3/1973), lot 438.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.


    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EK, PCGS# 60460)


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

    View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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