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    1870 Two Cent Pattern
    Struck in Silver-Copper Alloy, PR61
    Unique Judd-793A, Judd Plate Coin

    1870 2C/25C Two Cents, Judd-793A, Pollock-880, Unique, PR61 PCGS. Ex: Judd Plate-Simpson. One side features the regular-issue two cent design. The other showcases the Standard Silver quarter dollar design for the year 1870, with the date and denomination centered within an agricultural wreath and STANDARD along the upper border. Struck in native Michigan ore of uncertain silver-copper alloy with a plain edge.

    This unique muling of two reverse dies is a fantasy piece, related to several other similar two cent patterns. The two cent side is almost entirely copper with streaks of silver at the upper left, while the quarter dollar side appears largely silver with streaks of copper. A handful of planchet defects are noted. Mehl called this piece a "Curious and very rare Pattern. ... Undoubtedly unique" when he cataloged it in 1944. Remarkably, this is the coin's first auction appearance since 1962.
    Ex: William Johnson (11/1898); Dr. Thomas Hall; Virgil Brand (journal #49986:113); Fred E. Olsen Collection (B. Max Mehl, 11/1944), lot 608; King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 2023; Public Auction Sale (Kreisberg-Schulman 2/1960), lot 2372; Penn-Ohio Convention Sale (Federal Brand Enterprises, 10/1961), lot 1371; FUN Convention Sale (Federal Brand Enterprises, 1/1962), lot 1071; J.E. Drew.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12226)


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