1851 1C J-128b PR (PCGS# 11549)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1851 P1C Judd-128b, Pollock-152, R.8, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse displays the denomination CENT above and the composition ONE TENTH SILVER below a non-perforated center. On the reverse, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds a laurel wreath. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The old NGC insert that accompanies this piece states it weighs 2.6 grams, and is composed of 95% silver and 4% copper. These 'ring cents' were made with and without a central perforation. This example has no perforation. As such, it is very rare. USPatterns.com only confirms two pieces. The fields are moderately bright and show die polishing lines perpendicular to each other. Each side has golden-gray patina with silver-brilliantish high points. From The Bob Simpson Collection.
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