Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 34

Lot 835

1884 Pattern Cent. Nickel, plain edge. PCGS graded Proof 66. Eastman Johnson's annular design for the cent with the center perforated with an irregular circumference. These experimental pieces were intended to make small denomination coinage easier to distinguish by the blind, and thereby to "remedy the inconvenience of similarity in our small coin." The obverse bears the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA about the upper rim and the date at the bottom. The reverse shows the denomination ONE CENT at the top with an inverted shield and two laurel sprigs below. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. This gold and gray tinged example is noticeably reflective in the fields with no carbon spots or hairlines. A no-questions Gem with pleasing eye appeal. Pop 11; 6 in 67. (PCGS # 62150) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.

Realized $2,300

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