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    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.


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