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Lot 4056

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Type Coin
Title Lot 4056
Date 1864
Country U.S.
Denomination 2c

1864 2C Large Motto PR65 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Identified on Eric Newman's envelope as Adams-Woodin 452 (Judd-370), the regular dies two cent piece, but struck in pure copper. However, NGC conducted elemental analysis that shows this piece is the normal bronze composition and, therefore, is a regular issue 1864 Large Motto two cent piece. The mintage is historically recorded as 100 pieces, although NGC and PCGS have combined to certify 272 submissions, suggesting a higher original mintage. These pieces remain rare in proof format. This lovely Gem exhibits fully mirrored fields with considerable deep orange mint color with bluish overtones on the obverse and violet on the reverse. Census: 35 in 65 Red and Brown, 6 finer (2/13). 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 @ $20; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 4056, realized $4112.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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