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Lot 1638

1890 Pattern Cent. Copper-nickel, plain edge. . J-1758. . P-1971. PCGS graded MS-64 Rarity - N/A. Struck in copper-nickel. Very rare. The dies are those used on the regular series Indian cents this year, but the planchet used is copper-nickel. Possibly unique as such, and in exciting Mint State 64 condition, the surface glows with reddish-tan color typical of a well-preserved copper-nickel alloy cent that played a short role in America's coinage back in the early 1860s. But this is 1890, more than 26 years after the government adopted the more amenable French bronze alloy for its smallest denomination. What this coin brings will be up to bidders, but it is a fair guess that it will bring forth a great deal of attention. PCGS #04476500. Pop 1; none finer. (PCGS # 62206) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.

 
Realized $20,700
 



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