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    1870 Two Cent in Copper and Silver
    Judd-793, PR63+
    Struck From Native Michigan Ore

    1870 2C Two Cents, Judd-793, Pollock-879, High R.7, PR63+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The dies are from the regular two cent piece of 1870, but here struck in silver and copper with a plain edge. Like other two cent patterns from this era, these pieces are alleged to have been struck from native Michigan ore, according to Dr. Judd. The curious feature is not just the mixture of silver and copper, but that one side is primarily silver and the other primarily copper. Fewer than a dozen pieces are believed known with this curious mixture. Examples are also known in aluminum and nickel. Examination of the surfaces bears out the one-side / one-metal composition. The obverse of this piece is obviously copper and retains significant portions of original mint red luster. The reverse, however, displays a ribbon of copper at the top with the remainder of that side apparently silver and toned light blue. Poor planchet preparation apparently created rim-to-rim die cracks on each side. An unusual and highly interesting pattern.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61036)


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