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    1871 Aluminum Two Cent, Judd-1044
    Contrasted PR67 Cameo
    Likely Finest Known

    1871 2C Two Cents, Judd-1044, Pollock-1178, R.8, PR67 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The dies for the regular-issue Shield design two cent coins, but struck in aluminum with a plain edge. These are also known in copper (Judd-1043), a single piece apparently unique. Two or three examples are known of the aluminum coins. These were certainly produced as either trade bait or sellable coins of some kind.

    This high-grade proof example is doubly curious, in the first place because the Mint was in the business of retiring the two cent denomination altogether -- only 721,00 circulation strikes were made, and the denomination would cease in another two years -- and in the second place because aluminum is a notoriously finicky metal for coinage. The present example is exceptional in its contrast. This is almost certainly the finest known of the issue. A PR64 PCGS non-Cameo example sold in the Allison Park Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 8/2004, lot 1255) for $14,950. Population: 1 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (10/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535203)

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

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