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    1884 'Holey' Cent in Nickel
    Judd-1721, PR68

    1884 1C One Cent, Judd-1721, Pollock-1929, R.5, PR68 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 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, and the hand-cut holes can vary slightly from one example to the next. This piece, one of about two dozen known, is lustrous nickel-gray with vibrant splashes of golden-orange patina mainly around the rims.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AL9, PCGS# 62150)


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