The Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction (#63) 05/29/2011 2:00 PM PDT CLOSED! Buyers Premium of 20.00% added to each and every lot

Lot 50 of 3766:
1856 Judd-177 Pattern Strike in Copper Nickel R5. PCGS PF63  

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Lot closed - Winning bid:$2,600
Description:

1856 Judd-177 Pattern Strike in Copper Nickel R5. PCGS graded Proof 63. Glossy light silvery gray and steel with hints of iridescent rose and bluish steel in protected areas on the reverse. The fields on both sides are reflective but the mirrors are not especially deep, which is typical of these copper nickel strikes. The notable defects are a faint planchet lamination line from the date through star 1 into the dentils at the left plus a collection of tiny planchet voids in the dentils over the left top of the U in UNITED, all as struck. The strike is slightly soft, as nearly always seen on this pattern. The weakness is most obvious on the obverse dentils and highpoints of the wreath. Our grade is Proof-60. The J-177 attribution is noted on the PCGS label. Pop 8; 17 finer at PCGS.
Estimated Value $1,500-UP.

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