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Lot 1799

1864 Pattern Two Cents. Copper-nickel, plain edge. Judd-371. Pollock-440, Rarity-6. PCGS graded Proof 65. Lighter gold in color than the French bronze alloy, with the devices especially frosty against the pristine mirror fields. The obverse is very clean for the grade, but the reverse has some minor spots, one over the first A of AMERICA, another above the I of that word and a couple on or inside the wreath. A lovely gem for the specialist and one that is tied for the finest graded by PCGS with 6 in all seen this high of this rare pattern issue. This is the regular dies trial piece, with the large motto on the obverse, but is struck in the experimental copper nickel alloy (88 percent copper, 12 percent nickel) and the coin is slightly magnetic (PCGS # 60541) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 2,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Ira S. Reed from his auction of April 27, 1945 as lot 453 for $12.50.


 
Realized $3,220
 



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