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    1942 Experimental Cent, SP62
    Unpublished Reverse Die
    RB 42-56a, Colt Firearm Company

    1942 1C Experimental Impregnated Paper Cent, Judd-2062, RB 42-56a, SP62 PCGS. Fourth Reverse. The Fourth Reverse die for the 1942 Experimental cents was discovered after publication of Roger W. Burdette's standard reference on the subject, United States Pattern & Experimental Pieces of WW-II. This example is believed to be a product of the Colt Patent Firearm Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. Following examination of this piece, Burdette reported:

    "Surface is lightly textured and the edge is flat with a bisecting mid-line around part of the circumference. Under magnification, the mid-line is clearly recessed and has the appearance of a multitude of layers that are not fully bonded together. (Compare with warped plywood that is delaminating.)"

    This red-brown example has a textured surface similar to pressed paper with just four examples known, and they exhibit two noticeably different compositions.

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