Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1874-Date) & Pollock Numbers
Mint: Philadelphia
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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: 7
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1942 1C J-2054 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1------2121------7
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Total-----1------2121------7
 -----14%------29%14%29%14%------ 

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