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1850 Unperforated Cent in Copper
1850 P1C One Cent, Judd-122 Restrike, Pollock-137, High R.7,
PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Franklin Peale's design
for an annular (ring-form) pattern cent, which was modeled after
Christian Gobrecht's gold dollar pattern of 1836. The obverse has
CENT above the hole, the date below, and two rosettes, one on each
side. The reverse shows USA above and the alleged alloy of billon
listed below: ONE TENTH SILVER. Struck in copper with a plain edge.
Struck from a broken state of the dies, and as such considered a
restrike. However, very few pieces are known. Approximately equal
parts of cherry-red and deep blue patina are seen over each side of
this vibrant, upper-end pattern.
PR66+ Red and Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2989, PCGS# 11525)
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