1853 1C J-151 PR (PCGS# 11628)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5973
  • Grade:
    PR65
  • Price:
    $5,175.00
Lot Description
1853 P1C One Cent, Judd-151, Pollock-178, Low R.6, PR65 NGC. The obverse is the regular die for the gold quarter eagle, while the custom reverse features an open wreath with a cockeyed bow and widely separated ONE / CENT. Struck with a plain edge in an "unspecified" metal according to Judd, possibly some mixture of copper, nickel, and zinc; the surfaces have a nickel color. This piece appears fully struck throughout, but some dark flecks appear on the obverse. These pieces were early Mint experiments to find a suitable metal alloy to replace the "old copper" large cents. Census: 3 in 65, 1 finer (11/11).
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