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    1863 Two Cents in Copper-Nickel
    Judd-306, PR65

    1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-306, Pollock-371, High R.7, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse displays a portrait of Washington facing right, GOD AND OUR COUNTRY around, date and two stars below. The reverse expresses the denomination 2 CENTS within a wheat wreath, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. CENTS is curved dramatically. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. This pattern was struck in a surprising variety of compositions: copper / bronze, copper-nickel, oroide, and aluminum. The creation of this pattern obviously was a reflection of the popularity of all manner of Washingtonia in the late-1850s and early-1860s. Fewer than a dozen copper-nickel examples are known, only the aluminum strikings are rarer. For a copper-nickel pattern, this piece displays a remarkable amount of red patina with an undertone of yellow. Only the slightest specks of carbon prevent a higher grade.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EL, PCGS# 60461)

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    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
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