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    Rare Judd-2054 Zinc-Coated Steel
    1942 Pattern Cent, MS61

    1942 1C One Cent, Judd-2054, Pollock-2074, High R.7, MS61 NGC. Designs as described in the next lot. Struck in zinc-coated steel with a plain edge. This alloy was, of course, the "winner" of the various compositions tested in 1942 for the issued 1943-dated cents. Countless tons of copper were thus saved for the war effort, but consumer confusion between silver dimes and "white" cents led to a 1944 return of the predominantly copper alloy. The present cream-gray piece is satiny and sharply struck. The obverse has a few lengthy hair-thin marks, perhaps made by a curious finder.
    From The Kiev Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 62401)


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