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    1942 Zinc-Coated Steel Cent
    Judd-2054, RB 42-24, MS62

    1942 1C Cent, Judd-2054, Unlisted in Pollock, RB 42-24, MS62 PCGS. CAC. World War II experimental strike. The obverse is based on the Columbian two centavos (KM-198). The reverse was formerly used on Baker-155 Washington medalets. The central reverse states UNITED STATES MINT instead of a denomination. Struck on a zinc-coated steel planchet with a plain edge, medallic turn. The piece is magnetic, a characteristic that distinguishes it from RB 42-23. Struck from Burdette's Third Reverse. The fields are moderately reflective, a result of polishing the metal strip prior to striking. This piece is very different in appearance than the RB 42-24 pattern depicted on page 79 of his reference on this series. The coin in the photo is worn and shows deep toning. This piece shows a bright, light gray appearance. Only one example was known (the coin plated in the book) at the time of publication (2012). Today USPatterns.com states that more than a half-dozen pieces are known. The sample strips were produced by Apollo Metal Works, using the company's "precision plating" process. Struck on November 2, 1942 on orders from Mint Superintendent Dressel.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 511621)


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