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    1884 Eastman Johnson 'Holey' Cent in Nickel
    Judd-1721, PR66

    1884 1C One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.5, PR66 PCGS. Eastman Johnson's "holey" design for the cent with the center perforated with an irregular circumference. These experimental pieces were intended to make small denomination coinage easier to distinguish by the blind, and thereby to "remedy the inconvenience of similarity in our small coin." The obverse bears the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the upper rim and the date at the bottom. The reverse shows the denomination ONE CENT at the top with an inverted shield and two laurel sprigs below. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Modestly reflective, both sides show warm, slate-gray iridescence.
    Certified in an old green label holder.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2000), lot 6961.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

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


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