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    Mostly Red 1863 Two Cent Pattern, Judd-316
    PR66 Red and Brown

    1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-316, Pollock-381, R.6, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. The design on both sides is the same as that adopted for business strike production in 1864. Struck in bronze or copper with a plain edge. Interesting background information is provided on the website for this issue: "From its appearance you would think that it is a transitional pattern similar to the 1882 Liberty Nickel J1690-J1692/P1892-P1894 but this has the reverse with the missing serif on the 'D' in 'United' and is struck from a large motto obverse hub. This is actually a novodel (backdated fantasy) produced circa 1869 through the early 1870s. It does not appear in any pre-1870 auction catalog to my knowledge." The surfaces are almost completely red with the exception of a streak of lilac on the reverse. Fully struck throughout. The fields are striated (mostly the obverse) and enhance the reflectivity in the fields.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 70473)

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

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    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
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