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    Judd-316 1863 Two Cent Struck From
    Large Motto Obverse Hub, Backdated
    Fantasy Piece, PR65 Brown

    1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-316, Pollock-381, High R.6, PR65 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse has the expected IN GOD WE TRUST motto, but the motto is large. Otherwise it appears as a regular proof striking of the two cent piece. Struck in copper/bronze with a plain edge. Saul Teichman and Andy Lustig explain on that the reverse has the missing serif on the D in UNITED and is struck from a Large Motto obverse hub (as were the vast majority of 1864 two cent proofs): "This is actually a novodel (backdated fantasy) produced circa 1869 through the early 1870s. It does not appear in any pre-1870 auction catalog ... ." Judd points out that the issue should appeal to "two cent specialists as well as pattern collectors."
    This piece shows interesting die polishing striations diagonally throughout much of the obverse, which is a medium olive-brown. The reverse shows generous amount of pinkish-red and blue, and there is no visible contact. Population: 1 in 65 Brown, 1 finer (7/10).
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29EV, PCGS# 60473)

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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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