Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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    Unpublished Reverse Die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.


    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 804

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

    Sold on Aug 6, 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 36 days left to consign to the 2021 August 12 - 13 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre-sale publicity was more than I imagined, and the actual catalog better than I had expected - and my expectations were high!
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Jim Beasley, Tilden Coin Company,
    Allamonte Springs, FL
    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