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Obverse of 1863 Pattern Two Cents - Judd 312       Reverse of 1863 Pattern Two Cents - Judd 312


1863 PATTERN TWO CENTS

Variety equivalents:
Adams-Woodin ? = Judd 312 = Pollock 377 

Rarity:  

Metal content: Copper

Edge: Plain

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4413, where it was described as follows:  "Judd-312, Pollock-377. Copper. Plain Edge. Forerunner to the regular issue of 1864-73 except that the inscription on the scroll reads GOD OUR TRUST. A desirable Type."

Recent sales:
PCGS Proof-63 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4413, where part of the description included the following: "Secretary of the Treasury Samuel P. Chase approved the two-cent piece with the shield and arrows and the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST after having been provided Patterns that must have included this Judd-312 Type. Director Pollock then wrote out a draft of the proposed sections of the law which were later passed as the Mint Act of April 22, 1864."

Recent appearances:
GOD OUR TRUST pattern two-cent piece.  PCGS Proof-65 Red-Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 989, "Judd-312, Pollock-377, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

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