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    1863 Two Cent Struck in Aluminum
    Judd-311, PR63
    Only Two or Three Pieces Known

    1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-311, Pollock-376, R.8, PR63 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features a bust of Washington (Baker-38B) facing right with the motto GOD AND OUR COUNTRY around and 1863 below. The reverse is the design adopted for regular-issue two cent coinage in 1864. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. This obverse / reverse combination was struck in bronze, copper-nickel, and aluminum. The bronze and copper-nickel strikes number approximately six pieces in each composition; however, in aluminum only two or three aluminum pieces are believed known. The surfaces show slight signs of oxidation, common to aluminum patterns, with the most obvious area around the mouth of Washington. The obverse was double struck with strong underlying letters shifted right. Pale oil-slick iridescence is just barely discernible on each side. Of the greatest rarity and importance to pattern collectors.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EP, PCGS# 60466)

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