Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins
Catalog: KM-Pn1906
Composition: Steel
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1942 J-2054 1C MS obverse 1942 J-2054 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Judd-2054, Pollock-2074, High R.7.

The obverse resembles the KM-198 Colombia two centavos. The reverse revives the wreath motif from the Baker-155 Washington medalet and adds the legend UNITED/STATES/MINT. Struck in zinc-coated steel with a plain edge. This alloy was, of course, the "winner" of the various compositions tested in 1942 for the issued 1943-dated cents. Countless tons of copper were thus saved for the war effort, but consumer confusion between silver dimes and "white" cents led to a 1944 return of the predominantly copper alloy.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 64


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9/17/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3454 $4,600.00
10/23/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1829 $6,555.00
2/26/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 340, 346/Lot# 9277 $3,795.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3773 $2,300.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7202 $1,897.50


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