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    1942 Judd-2054 Experimental Cent, SP62
    RB 42-23, Zinc-Coated Steel
    Philadelphia Mint Production

    1942 1C Experimental Zinc-Coated Steel Cent, Judd-2054, RB 42-23, R.7, SP62 PCGS. Third Reverse. John Sinnock prepared the dies for the 1942 experimental cents that were produced in a variety of materials, both within the Philadelphia Mint and outside the Mint by private manufacturing concerns. Roger W. Burdette described three different reverse dies in his reference on the World War II experimental coins, and he discovered a fourth reverse die among pieces in the present consignment. The several varieties of zinc-coated steel cents from the experimental dies are attributed to the Philadelphia Mint. Burdette reports that 1,230 examples of this variety were struck in December 1942, but the number actually released is clearly much smaller, as less than 10 examples are known today. This piece is well-struck with attractive, lustrous light gray surfaces.

    This piece, the two blank planchets in lot 5363, and the following example in lot 5365, all came together in the brown envelope that accompanies lot 5363. Please refer to the comments at that lot for additional information.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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