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    1884 Annular Cent, PR65
    Judd-1722, Struck in Aluminum

    1884 1C One Cent, Judd-1722, Pollock-1930, Low R.7, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Eastman Johnson's annular design for the cent with an irregular hole at the center. The statutory legends exclude LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. The lower reverse has an inverted Federal shield and two laurel branches. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. The artist Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) created this design during the 1870s in an attempt to make it easier to distinguish higher denomination silver coins from their lesser counterparts. According to Rick Snow: "Unlike earlier annular coinage experiments in the 1850's, the inner edge of the hole is rough due to the lack of a collar." The hole varies in size from one coin to the other. This Gem pattern is moderately reflective with soft silver-gray color and a few blushes of deeper toning. Points of contact are trivial. The edges of the inner hole are noticeably crude, as made. One of about a dozen known examples struck in aluminum.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ALA, PCGS# 62151)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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