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    1872 Indian Head Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-1181, PR66+ Cameo
    Ex: Farouk-Lauder-Simpson

    1872 1C Indian Cent, Judd-1181, Pollock-1322, R.8, PR66+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The regular proof 1872 Indian Head cent dies with a Bold N in ONE, but struck in aluminum with a plain edge. This Judd-1181 pattern is a monumental rarity, one of two or three known examples in this metal, according to USPatterns.com. Rick Snow reports two pieces on his census. This example is number two on the list after a PCGS PR67 Cameo example. With a pedigree that can be traced back to the illustrious King Farouk Palace Collections sale of 1954, this spectacular example is not only eye-catching (an Indian Head cent struck in aluminum!), but also exceptionally clean and attractive. Bright, unoxidized surfaces exhibit profoundly mirrored fields and thickly frosted devices that produce a stark Cameo effect. A wonder to behold and a trophy coin of the highest magnitude.
    Ex: King Farouk Collection; The Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1904; Loye L. Lauder Collection (William Doyle Galleries, 12/1983), lot 534; Roger Johnson; James Sego; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2013), lot 6007.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 507894)


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

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    April
    2nd Friday
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    April
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