Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Pleasing 1878 Half Eagle Pattern in Copper
Judd-1571, PR62 Brown

1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1571, Pollock-1765, Low R.7, PR62 Brown NGC.
Design.
The central figure of the obverse die is a head of Liberty facing left, with her hair tied in a bun. A band confining the hair is inscribed LIBERTY. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM, punctuated by pellets, extends around the periphery, with the date below. The reverse features an upright eagle holding an olive branch and three arrows. The peripheral inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FIVE DOL. IN GOD WE TRUST is inscribed in the field between the eagle and the motto. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
The issue was coined on a larger diameter planchet than the regular-issue coinage (25.5 mm compared to 21.6 mm). This experimental large, thin planchet was probably an attempt to reduce metal shaving around the rim. The thin planchet may have caused striking problems, or the diameter may have been too close to the 27-mm eagle, causing confusion with that coin. For whatever reason, this measure was never adopted for regular-issue coinage. Judd-1571 is a rare issue today, with perhaps a half dozen examples extant.

Physical Description.
The present specimen is well struck, with the slightest bit of softness on the eagle's breast that is often seen on this issue. Muted red and blue-gray toning create outstanding eye appeal. There are a minimum of handling marks for the grade. Altogether, a pleasing example of this rare and popular pattern. NGC Census: Two coins total -- this piece and a PR67 Brown Cameo. PCGS Population: Three coins ranging from PR63 Red and Brown to PR65 Brown (12/08).

Provenance.
Unknown.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.
(NGC ID# 2AFT, PCGS# 61934)


View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2009
7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 473

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

Join Now - It's Free

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 
Consign now
  • Cash Advances
  • More Bidders
  • Trusted Experts
  • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Consign to the 2016 December 7 - 8 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

Learn about consigning with us

Today I received the catalog which is a work of art unto itself. When I found my lot I was literally blown away by what Craig had done with the presentation....... quite amazing to say the least!
Ron Cipolla,
Dallas, TX
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Compete.com)

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $6,575,672
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 22 - 24 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $2,788,640
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
2016 June 23 - 24 World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
REALIZED $779,759

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved