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    1896 One Cent in Brass Alloy
    Judd-1768A, PR65

    1896 1C Cent, Judd-1768A, Pollock-1984, R.8, PR65 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The Charles Barber design. Shield at center obverse with LIBERTY incused. Crossed poles behind support a Liberty cap and an eagle. E PLURIBUS UNUM is at the top rim, with stars seven left, six right. On the reverse a large 1 occupies the center, with CENT below, an olive spring surrounding and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the rim. Struck in brass with a plain edge. Pollock lists two different brass alloys for this variety, with the eagle on the pole below the center of the S in PLURIBUS. We do not know if this piece has been subjected to metallurgical analysis and cannot confirm its specific composition. Pollock reports that PCGS had certified one example in a brass alloy of 88-1/3% copper, 16-2/3% zinc in September or October 1992. Golden surfaces feature reddish accents and flashy fields. Minimal contact for the grade.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AM9, PCGS# 62227)


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