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1896 Pattern Cent

Original Lot at Bowers & Merena

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Bowers & Merena Auction The June 2010 Baltimore Auction Jun-2010 Sherman's Obsessive Compulsive 1896 Pattern Cent. Judd-1768a, Pollock-1984. Rarity-7-. Proof-64 BN (NGC). The central device on the obverse is a shield with 13 stripes, over which a scroll inscribed LIBERTY is draped. Behind the shield are two crossed poles bearing a liberty cap and a small eagle. The Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, the date 1896 is below and 13 stars are arranged at the border seven left, six right. The eagle's head is centered under the letter S in PLURIBUS. On the reverse a curved olive sprig encircles the denomination 1 CENT with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the border. The upright of the letter T in CENT points to the base of the upright of the digit 1. Struck in brass with a plain edge.
    Mottled copper-brown patina with sandy-tan color peering through here and there around the centers. Sharply struck, smooth and very appealing at the near-Gem grade level. The use of the color designation BN on the NGC insert is curious for a coin that is supposed to have been struck in brass, as the Judd-1768a attribution suggests. (The coin has the "look" of a bronze striking and may actually be an example of Judd-1768, but we leave the final determination in this regard to the bidder).

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
62227 NGC 1733130001 N/A 5 View a set that requires this coin
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