NGC 1c 1864 Indian Cent Judd-356a Thin Copper/Tin Planchet MS62 BN

NGC 1864 no L Indian Cent. This piece is struck with the no L cent dies, and struck on a copper/tin or perhaps just a copper alloy planchet.  Some of these are struck on very thick planchets, and are attributed as Judd-356b, while this variety is the Judd-356a, which is normal-thin in weight, and is mostly copper. An interesting pattern made during the change in 1864 from copper-nickel planchets to bronze planchets, and also from the thick to the thin planchet types. 

Rare with an estimated 12-18 known.

MS62 Brown