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Lot 1618

1858 Pattern Cent. Bronze, plain edge. . J-210. . P-260. PCGS graded Proof 64 Rarity - Unique. Nice shades of red and brown. A choice example. Rich gold and fiery red are the order of the day where this Unique cent is concerned. Far in advance of most similar Patterns struck in 1858, this was minted with systematic exactness including (not excepting) the usual weak areas in the feather ends and on the lower hair curl where it crosses Liberty's neck. An unusual circumstance is this coin's ranking, since it is Unique. There were numerous 1858 dated Patterns struck; in fact, sets of 12 different were made up and sold to collectors (about 50 such sets). But a few, a very few, varieties, such as this bronze-planchet coin, are exceedingly rare to Unique. That makes this a landmark offering for the Pattern Coin collector. Pop 1; none finer; only 1 example graded at either service. (PCGS # 11891) .
Estimated Value $23,000 - 25,000.
Ex: Eliasberg Collection.


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