DESCRIPTION Top Pop 1858 Judd-213 Pattern Cent1858 Pattern Indian Cent. Judd-213, Pollock-252, Snow-PT30a. Rarity-5. Copper-Nickel. Plain Edge. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).Obv:
Design type of 1859 to 1860 Indian cents with Pointed Bust, Low Date variety. Rev:
Regular issue agricultural wreath design of 1857 and 1858 Flying Eagle cents, Low Leaves variety. Bright semi-reflective fields support smartly impressed, satiny design elements on both sides of this lovely pinkish-tan specimen. Judd-213 is among the transitional patterns that are sometimes collected alongside the conventional Indian Cent series. Rick Snow (2014) enumerates seven examples in his census for this variety, ranging in grade from Proof-65 to AU; the presently offered coin corresponds in quality to No. 1 in the author's census. Snow opines, "probably no more than 10 examples struck." Among certified examples, it is tied with just one other example at the top of the NGC Census in this category.NGC ID: 29BV
NGC Census: just 2; 0 finer in this category.