Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1942 Experimental Glass Cent, MS64
    RB 42-70-X-2, Early Trial Impression

    1942 1C Experimental Amber Glass Cent, RB 42-70-X-2, R.8, MS64 NGC. 1.23 grams, 20.92 mm. (vertical), Specific Gravity 2.50. This example depicts the profile of Liberty with some of the internal design detail. The date and LIBERTY are visible below and left, with the right side inscription absent. Both branches of the wreath are partially present on the reverse, with the entire inscription UNITED STATES MINT present. The lower part of the wreath is absent. Microscopic cracks and bubbles are evident on this glossy yellow-amber glass cent. Burdette reports:

    "This item is one of several created by Blue Ridge Glass Corporation during tests of manufacturing techniques. It is a precursor to the glass experimental piece cataloged as RB 42-70, and not a finished product. Authentic, glass, engineering test piece created by Blue Ridge Glass Corporation in late 1942. This is antecedent to RB 42-70."


    From The Glynn Collection.


    View all of [The Glynn Collection ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 667

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Aug 4, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2021 December 16 - 19 US Coins Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The publicity your marketing generated was fabulous, and your internet system is beyond belief.
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Bill and Gloria Dominick,
    Park Ridge, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search