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    1869 Two Cent in Copper-Silver Alloy
    Unique Judd-675, PR62
    Ex: Brenner-Brand-Boyd-Lohr-Drew

    1869 2C Two Cent, Judd-675, Pollock-752, Unique, PR62 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. One side features the regular obverse design for the 1869 two cent piece, while the other displays the obverse design for a Standard Silver quarter. A bust right of Liberty wears a cap ornamented with three stars. A scroll bearing IN GOD WE TRUST is below. Struck from native Michigan ore of uncertain silver-copper alloy with a plain edge. The planchet appears to have been created by rolling a combination of copper and silver strips.

    The two cent side is exclusively reddish-brown with fiery orange accents and a streak of steel-blue across the shield. The Standard Silver side is toned silver with attractive shades of cobalt-blue, violet, and golden-orange patina. Several laminations and other streaks appear behind the portrait. This unique bimetallic pattern has passed through some of the most advanced collections of experimental strikings of the last 100 years. Apparently the first public offering in more than four decades.
    Ex: Exhibited by Judson Brenner at the 1914 ANS Conference; Virgil Brand; F.C.C. Boyd (per a B.G. Johnson invoice from 7/16/1941); Major Lenox R. Lohr; Century Sale (Paramount, 4/1965), lot 1717; Robert L. Hughes (10/1980); J.E. Drew.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60900)


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

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