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    1869 Two Cents, Unique
    Struck From Native Michigan Ore
    Judd-674A, PR61

    1869 2C Two Cents, Judd-674A, Pollock-751, Unique, PR61 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Although traditionally described as a dies trial for the two cent piece, this example, as many others from this era was struck as part of off-metal sets for the year. In this case, however, there is a difference. It was allegedly struck from native Michigan ore of uncertain silver-copper alloy. Plain edge. It is closely linked to the 1865 two cent pattern, Judd-407, also said to be struck from Michigan ore. This piece is unique and traces its pedigree back to 1898. It is also said to be struck in "silver and copper rolled." From the appearance of the piece that description seems apt. Something was certainly rolled across the obverse. A deep streak crosses diagonally from rim to rim. Our best guess is no alloying was done prior to striking, and what is seen on the obverse are impurities in the native ore. Rich, multicolored toning is seen over each side. Fully struck.
    Ex: William Johnson (11/1898); Dr. Hall; Virgil Brand (journal #49986:15); Fred Boyd (per a B.G. Johnson invoice from 7/16/1941); Kagin's (7/1978); J.E. Drew.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60899)

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