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    1942 Experimental Glass Cent, Unc Details
    Judd-2069, RB 42-70, The Finished Product

    1942 1C Experimental Amber Glass Cent, Judd-2069, RB 42-70, R.7 -- Broken -- PCGS Specimen Genuine. Unc Details. Impact Strength Test. Struck with the third reverse of the experimental design according to Roger W. Burdette in United States Pattern & Experimental Pieces of WW-II. When we offered an unbroken example of this variety in our January 2017 FUN sale, we wrote that just two were known, one complete and the other broken. This important piece illustrates the finished product, the 1942 experimental cent as it would look if the glass cents had been chosen to replace the bronze composition during World War II.

    This is the broken example that PCGS has labeled as an "Impact Strength Test" piece. Burdette notes that the testing was not done at the National Bureau of Standards as there are no control numbers, leading us to conclude that internal tests were conducted within the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation facilities in Kingsport, Tennessee.

    This piece, housed within a "Cointain" in its PCGS holder, exhibits the same amber color as the unbroken example from our 2017 FUN Auction. The edge is smooth and finished, as on the other example. The cracked and crazed surfaces are consistent with the unbroken piece, and match the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation report of December 8, 1942.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2017), lot 5371; illustrated on Page 95 of the Burdette reference.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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