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Lot 3944

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3944
Date 1865
Country U.S.
Denomination 1c

1865 1C One Cent, Judd-406, Pollock-476, R.6, PR65 NGC. CAC. Design. The regular dies for the Indian cent, now including Longacre's initial L. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. This 3.2 gram pattern contains 77% copper and 23% nickel, per the NGC analysis. The bust point is even with the left serif of the 1, and the date is clearly repunched, identical to regular issue variety Snow-1. Commentary. Andrew Pollock noted two different obverse dies. His variety 475 has the bust point well left of the 1 in the date, and variety 476 has the bust point exactly over the serif of the 1, as on this example. However, Pollock made no mention of the boldly repunched date on this obverse die. Physical Description. Along with quite a sharp strike for the high nickel content, this coin's brilliant light tan surfaces give new meaning to the term "white cent." This piece is pristine with reflective surfaces and minimal contact marks. Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $75; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3944, realized $5287.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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