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    1884 One Cent Pattern in Nickel
    Eastman Johnson's 'Holey Cent'
    Judd-1721, PR66, Ex: Newman

    1884 1C One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.5, PR66 NGC. The Eastman Johnson "holey cent" design. The planchet is holed in the center. The obverse has UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above with the date below, and no other design or ornament. The reverse shows ONE CENT above with an inverted shield and wheat stalks below, within fields that are open. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Thick and thin variants are known. This piece was struck on a thin planchet and shows a smaller perforation. USPatterns.com states that about two dozen are known. Delicate champagne toning appears on both sides of this fully mirrored Premium Gem. The minimal design elements suggest a bold strike with a few trivial planchet flakes and lint marks as made.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Collection, Part I (Heritage, 4/2013), lot 4043, where it realized $6,462.50.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AL9, PCGS# 62150)


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