1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-305, Pollock-370, R.4, PR65 Brown
Obverse: Portrait of Washington facing right with GOD AND OUR COUNTRY around and the date and two stars below. Reverse: The denomination 2 CENTS centered in a wheat wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. The word CENTS is curved dramatically. Struck in copper with a plain edge.
According to an entry in George Eckfeldt's journal, Judd-305 was struck in late 1863 (Eckfeldt journal courtesy of Alan Meghrig and USPatterns.com). This circumstance establishes Judd-305 as the earliest appearance of Washington's image on a U.S. Mint pattern.
PR65 $4,887.50 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-310, Pollock-375, Low R.7
The obverse features a bust of Washington facing right with the motto GOD AND OUR COUNTRY around and 1863 below. The reverse is the design adopted for regular-issue two cent coinage in 1864. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.
USPatterns.com estimates fewer than six examples of Judd-310 are extant. This small number is further diminished by the impoundment of the specimen in the Smithsonian Institution. The present offering is a rare opportunity to secure this elusive pattern.
PR64 $8,625.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1863 2C Two Cents, Judd-308, Pollock-373, R.8
The popular Washington obverse with GOD AND OUR COUNTRY at the top; the reverse is similar to the adopted design but the word CENTS is sharply curved. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. At least three specimens are known in aluminum. Weakly struck in the centers, obviously from die opposition. Each side is lightly but noticeably spotted with carbon, which accounts for the grade. (#60463)