Exceedingly Rare 1872 Two Cent Piece
1872 2C Two Cents, Judd-1183, R.8--Improperly Cleaned--NCS.
Proof Details. The regular dies, struck in copper with a plain
edge. The NCS label is marked 103.9 grains and 100% copper.
Sometimes described as trial pieces, it is more likely that they
were made for deliberate sale to collectors. USPatterns.com has the
following note: "This is unlisted in Pollock. If any do exist, they
are probably masquerading as a regular issue proof." The 10th
edition of Judd records the last auction appearance as March 1955,
in a Bolender sale.
Struck in 100% Copper, Proof Details
First Auction Appearance in Fifty Years
This is possibly one of the most important patterns in the present sale. The pattern had been delisted in Pollock due to an absence of examples that had been tested for their composition; the present piece now marks the first auction appearance of the Judd-1183 variety in more than 50 years. Although lightly cleaned, the present example is clearly a brilliant proof, with light orange surfaces and a splash of blue toning on the obverse.
From The Frank M. Stirling Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61454)
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