1865 Pattern J-409A 2C PCGS MS65 (CAC) STRUCK IN NICKEL


We LOVE this coin. We had to buy it because of its coolness factor. It’s a Nickel 2C Pattern for the Civil War. Does not get any cooler!

From our Regency auction 4/2022. Here is the description:


Ex Denali Collection, as noted on the insert.

An incredibly RARE die trial, struck in nickel from the regular business strike dies in nickel with a plain edge. Considered to be Rarity-7+ with perhaps as many as 6 struck. Though the Population figures are slightly higher, we suspect there is some duplication.

Fully lustrous nickel gray surfaces show off accents of soft gold when rotated in a light. Sharply struck from lightly clashed dies, the eye appeal is very high end. There are no serious flecks or marks of any kind to be found anywhere.

PCGS 4, NGC 0, CAC 1. Sold long ago to our consignor by our sister firm, Legend Numismatics. There was a non-CAC example sold in the 2014 ANA auction for $12,925 and the current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $14,000. There is probably only one coin graded higher, the MS66+ CAC that sold in the 2021 FUN auction as part of the Bob R. Simpson Collection. This coin belongs in the FINEST of two cent collections, or in a great cabinet of patterns. Bidding will be strong for this VERY RARE issue.

What an addition this will make to ANY collection!

We can not stress enough the extreme rarity and coolness of this pattern. Look at all the positives: obsolete coin, its an off metal, its Civil War era, its a GEM, and its the FINEST!!!!!!WOW! If there ever was a Pattern that should be worth more-here it is!


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