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    1942 Experimental Cent
    Brown Plastic, Possibly Mixed With Wood Pulp
    Judd-2060, MS60

    1942 P1C Cent, Judd-2060, Pollock-4035, Low R.7, MS60 NGC. Part of the World War II effort to divert copper from the U.S. cent, this design was tried in various unusual materials, including red fiber and Bakelite. The obverse Liberty bust right design is based on the KM-198 Columbia two centavos. The wreath and legend reverse is taken from a Baker-155 Washington medalet. Struck in brown plastic with a plain edge. Medallic Turn. Burdette's Third Reverse. The surfaces show extensive swirls over each side, apparently from the mixture of wood pulp with the plastic. At first glance this looks like damage, but closer examination shows these swirls to be a part of the coin. Deep brown patina.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ANA, PCGS# 12215)

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