1865 2C Two Cents, Judd-407, Pollock-477, High R.7 -- Plan...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1865 Two Cent Experimental Alloy
1865 2C Two Cents, Judd-407, Pollock-477, High R.7 -- Planchet
Flaw -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details.
Judd-407, Unc Details
Ex: Simpson. Experimental trial piece struck from the dies from the 1865 two cent piece. Struck in copper with streaks of silver with a plain edge. These odd die trials were allegedly struck from native Michigan ore that contained both copper and silver. The surfaces of these pieces are quite unusual, as one can tell from the photos on the USPatterns.com website or from examining this piece. A significant amount of silver is seen on the reverse of this dies trial. Apparently the native alloy used for these pieces contained a number of imperfections as each side shows extensive cracks and laminations. About a dozen pieces are known. On this particular piece the heavy laminations are limited to the obverse, while the reverse shows (comparatively) no streaks or flaws. Deep cherry-red and blue-gray patina is seen over each side.
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