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1863 Washington Two Cent in Aluminum
1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-308, Baker-37B, Pollock-373, Musante
GW-670, R.8, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. This is the earliest-dated
Mint pattern bearing the portrait of George Washington, our
nation's first president. President Washington faces right, a
single star on each side of him, GOD AND OUR COUNTRY at the top
rim, date below. The reverse is similar to the regular-issue two
cent pieces launched in 1864, but CENTS is more sharply curved.
Struck in aluminum with a plain edge.
Earliest-Dated Washington Pattern
USPatterns.com notes that four examples of this pattern are traced today. This PR63 example is slightly finer than the PR62 piece we offered in our Milwaukee ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 2693, which brought $12,075. The date is strongly repunched on this piece, much more so than on the PR62 example mentioned, and numerous small carbon flecks dot the obverse, not terribly distracting. Light grayish patina covers both sides, with some untoned areas outlining many of the devices and peripheral lettering.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EM, PCGS# 60463)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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