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    1873 Indian Head Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-1256, PR66 Cameo

    1873 1C Cent, Judd-1256, Pollock-1397, R.8, PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular design for the year, but struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Dr. Judd had originally estimated fewer than a dozen known. By the 1980s, it was believed half that number probably existed. Today, the accepted population is only two or at most three pieces. These patterns would have been issued in aluminum sets for sale to collectors. This well-pedigreed example is fully brilliant and deeply contrasted with lovely Cameo surfaces. A tiny planchet void on Liberty's chin serves as an undistracting pedigree marker. Population: 1 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (5/21).
    Ex: Possibly King Farouk / Palace Collections of Egypt Sale (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1924; Roy Harte Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1981), lot 616; Dr. Jack Adams Collection (Superior, 3/1992), lot 2369; William H. LaBelle, Sr. Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 7/2005), lot 44; Pre-Long Beach Auction (Superior, 5/2006), lot 906; Public Auction Sale (Stack's, 9/2006), lot 319; Franklinton Collection, Part II (Stack's, 1/2008), lot 1202.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535074)


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