1836 P2C Two Cents, Judd-52, Pollock-55, R.6, PR64+ NGC. CAC. Design. The obverse features a small eagle with outstretched wings standing on a cloud, with the peripheral legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 1836 below. The reverse bears the denomination TWO CENTS surrounded by a laurel wreath. Struck in billon with a plain edge. Commentary. The billon composition is an alloy of copper and silver, and this piece contains 87% copper and 13% silver, weighing 4.1 grams, per the NGC label. About two dozen examples of Judd-52 are known along with others that are cataloged as Judd-53 with a reeded edge. Physical Description. A bold strike is evident with blue and iridescent toning around the obverse border, accenting the golden-brown surfaces. The underlying surfaces are fully lustrous. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3908, realized $18800.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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