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    1868 Two Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-614, PR65 Cameo

    1868 2C Two Cent, Judd-614, Pollock-679, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular-issue dies for the two cent piece dated 1868. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. The Garrett pedigree listed on the PCGS insert is incorrect. Garrett did have an 1868 two cent in aluminum. We handled that coin (and the rest of the the Garrett 1868 set in aluminum) in 2013. However, the one offered here does not appear to be that coin.

    USPatterns.com writes: "These were deliberately struck to show how easily aluminum coined and also for sale to collectors in cased sets... ." About a half dozen Judd-614 patterns are known, one of which was tested in 2006 and found to contain 94.2% aluminum, 4.1% iron, and 1.5% silicon. David Cassel notes that iron and silicon were added for strength and resistance to corrosion. This Gem is brilliant and profoundly contrasted with heavy die polish lines in the field and a thick blanket of frost over the devices.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535325)


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