Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Catalog: KM-Pn124
Composition: Billon
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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(1851) J-127 1C PF obverse (1851) J-127 1C PF reverse

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Description & Analysis

Judd-127, Pollock-149, Low R.6.

The simple obverse design consists of the peripheral notations CENT above, and ONE TENTH SILVER below. The reverse employs an open wreath, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Medallic turn. Struck on a perforated billon planchet with a plain edge.

A bill drafted by Congressman Sam F. Vinton in 1849 called for a reduction in the size of the one cent coin. Judd-127 was an experimental attempt to reduce the size of the coin, while maintaining the same intrinsic value. The perforated annular planchet made it easy to distinguish the coin from a dime, which was nearly the same size. Unfortunately, the annular design created many problems in the striking process, particularly with ejection of the struck coins. The small size Flying Eagle cent was eventually selected to replace the old large cent design.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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9/23/2007 NGC PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3145 $1,783.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 1535 $2,300.00
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4365 $2,185.00
3/17/2011 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4364 $4,312.50
5/8/2011 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 3061, 3061/Lot# 1023 $3,450.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5217 $2,185.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4051 $2,350.00

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