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Obverse of 1861 Confederate Cent - Restrike     Reverse of 1861 Confederate Cent - Restrike


1861 CONFEDERATE CENT - CIRCA 1874
RESTRIKE IN COPPER

PCGS No: 340405

Mintage: 55

Designer: Robert Lovett, Jr.

Diameter: 19.2 millimeters

Metal content: Copper

Weight: 

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: none (all of these were made privately)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
In 1874, John W. Haseltine and J. Colvin Randall restruck the 1861 Confederate Cents using the original dies obtained from Robert Lovett, Jr.  Seven examples were struck in Gold, 12 in Silver, and 55 in Copper, upon which the dies broke.

PCGS has graded 4 Copper Restrikes of the 1861 Confederate Cent, the finest of which are two PR-64 Browns.

Significant examples:
NGC PR-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 567, illustrated, no prior pedigree listed, sold for $17,250.00

PCGS PR-64 Brown, Restrike in Copper (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira S. Reed, July 28, 1945 at $50.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001, Lot 1196 at $12,075.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service