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    1864-L Judd-357 Cent Pattern, PR65 Brown
    Colorful Example in Copper

    1864 1C One Cent, With L, Judd-357, Pollock-Unlisted, R.8, PR65 Brown NGC. The 1864 cent obverse die with date shifted right, die scratch below Liberty's ear, and Longacre's initial L tucked under the headdress. Regular reverse. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Struck from Die 2, as indicated on

    NGC has certified a total of four representatives of the Judd-357 1864-L cent in copper, though PCGS has not graded any, as of (11/13). The website notes that the copper-planchet Judd-357 variant, like the related strikings in copper-nickel, nickel, oroide, and aluminum, is "unlisted in Pollock. If any do exist, they are probably masquerading as a regular issue proof."

    The site further notes:

    "Like the similar 1863-L pieces, this obverse is a novodel made circa 1869 to the early 1870s and was combined with a reverse die used for striking circa 1868-1871 proofs per Dave Bowers and Richard Snow.
    "These latter pieces are related to the 1864 two cent, trime, half dime and dime novodels and were probably made for inclusion in sets with the quarter, half dollar and dollar with 'In God We Trust' on the reverse as used from 1866-1891."

    NGC has ratified this specimen as a Judd-357, though the specific metallurgical analysis that would distinguish it from its bronze counterparts is not listed on the holder. Its surfaces are glossy with colorful overtones, mainly blue, lavender, and rose, over a medium-brown base. Well-defined even on small accidental details such as the obverse die scratch, it is also carefully preserved and an all-around beautiful piece, obviously cared for well throughout its history. A great opportunity for Indian cent and pattern devotees alike.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 3000033)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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