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    1942 Cent, Judd-2054
    PR63, Zinc-Coated Steel

    1942 Cent, Judd-2054, Pollock-2074, High R.7, PR63 NGC. CAC. The obverse motif is from the KM-198 two centavos struck by the U.S. Mint for Columbia. The reverse shows a wreath initially used on a Baker-155 medalet. Burdette's Third Reverse. Struck in zinc-coated steel with a plain edge. The 1942 LIBERTY JUSTICE pattern cents were struck to test various alloys to substitute for copper, which was needed for munitions during World War II. The alloy experiments culminated in the zinc-plated steel 1943 cent, thus the present alloy was the "winner" among many candidates, including plastic and fiber. This silver-gray specimen is evenly struck and exhibits unmarked microgranular surfaces. Census: 2 in 63, 1 finer. CAC: 2 in 63, 1 finer (1/21).
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AN4, PCGS# 12210)

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