There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5959

1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-521, Pollock-549, R.8, PR61 PCGS....

2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont #1188

 
Sold for: Not Sold
Auction Ended On: Aug 9, 2013
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
247 page views
Location: Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL
60018
Description:
1866 Two-Headed Washington Nickel
Struck in Silver, Judd-521, PR61
1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-521, Pollock-549, R.8, PR61 PCGS. This is a fantastic (used in the sense of fantasy) muling of two obverse dies, originally used on Judd-461 and Judd-464, to create a two-headed coin. The obverse shows a portrait of Washington, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, and the date below. The reverse has a bust of Washington, with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST above, and the date below. Struck slightly off-center, in silver, with a plain edge.

This is a rare issue that was struck from genuine Mint dies, but was almost certainly not struck in the Mint. Specimens of this design have been reported on nonstandard planchets in a bewildering variety of metals. The large diameter and use of an expensive metal, like silver, to test the dies for a nickel coin was not standard Mint procedure. A more complete explanation of the origin of this pattern may be found in our 2009 FUN Signature Auction.

Experts can account for only three survivors today. This piece has brilliant but somewhat dulled surfaces with minimal reflectivity in the fields. Most easily identifiable by a smattering of small spots in the center of the reverse (the IN GOD WE TRUST side).
Ex: Samuel Berngard Collection (Stack's, 7/2008), lot 4191. (PCGS# 60718)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
938,404
bidder-members
$886,368,603
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 15 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 22 LB Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I must say that you exceeded my expectation.
R.Z. ,
Hypoluxo, FL
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $16,999,788
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,505,243
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey