1854 1C Pollock-187, BN PR (PCGS# 404561)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 3596
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The obverse is virtually identical to that seen on regular issue Braided Hair cents of the 1850s, except there are no stars around the periphery and the diameter of the coin is smaller. On the reverse, the denomination ONE CENT is surrounded by a laurel wreath with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the border. Struck in copper (Judd-160) or bronze (Judd-161) with a plain edge.<br /> A boldly defined piece with warm, even, copper-brown patina. Smooth looking surfaces are free of distracting contact marks or other blemishes.