Click to enlargeBR - J305/P370

The Byron Reed example of the popular 1863 Washington obverse design with the "Curved" 2 cents reverse struck in copper.



Examples were struck in the following combinations.

Copper/Bronze J305/P370. This is one of the more common patterns and is known on both thin 78 grain and thick circa 92 grain planchets.

Copper-nickel J306/P371 with about a half dozen known.

Oroide J307/P372. This may not actually exist as the Byron Reed example is now attributed as a J306/P371.

Aluminum J308/P373 with only 3 or 4 specimens believed to exist.

Photo from the Byron Reed Collection; owned by the City of Omaha, Nebraska; on loan to The Durham Museum.