1896 1C Cent, Judd-1768A, Pollock-1984, R.8, PR65 PCGS. CA...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1896 One Cent in Brass Alloy
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
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AM9, PCGS# 62227)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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