1868 Pattern Ten Cents. Judd-648, Pollock-721. Rarity-6+. Copper. Plain Edge. Proof-64 BN (PCGS).Obv: A bust of Liberty faces left with 13 stars around the border and the date 1868 below. The design is identical to that used to strike regular issue Braided Hair large cents of the Mature Head type from 1843 to 1857. Rev: A wreath of laurel surrounds the denomination TEN CENTS with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the border. Vivid cobalt blue and reddish-rose iridescence backlights dominant golden-copper patina on both sides of this sharply struck, modestly semi-reflective example. A few well scattered carbon spots on the obverse are all that seem to preclude a full Gem rating. According to the website uspatterns.com, approximately two dozen examples of Judd-648 are extant, the type being popular with both pattern specialists and large cent enthusiasts.Provenance: From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection. Earlier from Superior's H.W. Blevins Estate and George Bodway Collection Sale, June 1988, lot 4469.PCGS Population: 7; 2 finer in this category (both Proof-65 BN).PCGS# 60866. NGC ID: 29P2.Click here for certification details from PCGS.