Description

    Seldom Seen MS62 1942 Cent Pattern
    Judd-2060, Struck in Brown Plastic

    1942 1C Cent, Judd-2060, Pollock-4035, Low R.7, MS62 NGC. The obverse resembles the KM-198 Colombia two centavos. The reverse revives the wreath motif from the Baker-155 Washington medalet and adds the legend UNITED/STATES/MINT. Struck in brown plastic with a plain edge. Judd-2060 was privately struck from mint dies in 1942. The intent was to provide a suitable substitute for the bronze cent, which used copper needed for the war effort. The Treasury eventually turned to a zinc-plated steel composition for the 1943 cent. An unabraded chocolate-brown example with satin luster and granular surfaces. Each side has a slender diagonal flan flaw near 9 o'clock, as made.
    From The Kiev Collection.


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