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    1942 Glass Cent in Three Segments
    Blue Ridge Glass Company
    RB 42-70-X-2

    1942 1C Glass Cent, Judd-2069, RB 42-70-X-2, R.8 -- In Three Segments -- NGC. The obverse was modeled after the Columbian two centavos, and the reverse adopted a simple James Longacre wreath surrounding UNITED STATES MINT in the center of that side. Compression molded in glass with a plain edge. Manufactured by the Blue Ridge Glass Corporation of Kingsport, Tennessee, from tempered, yellow-amber transparent glass. The piece is broken in half, and then broken again, creating three pieces. The overall appearance, including incomplete design and surface crazing make this piece consistent with tests of the manufacturing process made by the Blue Ridge Glass Company in late 1942. We only know of two other pieces. One broken piece was included in the Jules Reiver Collection (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 21890, subsequently offered in our Long Beach Signature (5/2008), lot 2901. The second was a finished, unbroken piece and was sold in our FUN Platinum Night Signature (1/2017), lot 6170. This is a representative of a fascinating and little understood area of modern numismatics.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12255)


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