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    1866 Cent in Copper-Nickel
    Judd-456, MS66

    1866 Cent, Judd-456, Pollock-530, R.7, MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Traditionally called a regular dies trial strike, but the intention for striking these pieces is a bit murky. They were struck from regular business-strike dies with a plain edge. In addition to dies trial strikes, these pieces could have also been struck for collectors for off-metal sets, examples are also known in copper and nickel. They also could have been struck from a batch of leftover planchets from 1857-1864, and simply mixed in with other 1866 cents that entered circulation. Using that same production scenario, such pieces could also be classed as off-metal errors. In any case, only a dozen or so pieces are known. The surfaces retain much of the original "whiteness" of the copper-nickel alloy with an addition of pale lilac and rose toning. Fully struck on the reverse, the obverse only lacks complete feather definition on the tips of the top three feathers of the headdress.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 159788)

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

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