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

Description

1884 'Holey' Five Cent, Judd-1724, PR66

1884 5C Five Cents, Judd-1724, Pollock-1934, Low R.6, PR66 NGC.
Design.
The Eastman Johnson "holey five cent" design. The obverse shows FIVE above and CENTS below a roughly octagonal opening in the planchet, with shields on either side. The reverse shows UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the outer rim, with an inner circle of 13 stars and date 1884 below. Struck in nickel with a plain edge.

Commentary.
One of the more interesting and yet unfortunate U.S. pattern coin designs. The central holes in the "annular" or ring-shaped patterns of 1884 and 1885 weakened the structural integrity of the blank planchets, resulting in irregular flowlines or slight warping seen on many pieces.

Physical Description.
The battleship-gray surfaces are remarkably pristine on this Premium Gem example, lightly tinged with gold and free of mentionable distractions. Probably two to three dozen exist. NGC Census: 3 in PR66, 4 finer. PCGS Population: 4 in PR66, 7 finer (12/08).

Provenance.
Ex: Stack's (9/1985).
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.
(NGC ID# 2ALB, PCGS# 62154)

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

Service 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
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 390

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

Heritage membership

944,907
bidder-members
$885,162,128
sold in the last year

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 

Consignments wanted

Only 19 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

The collecting community was wondering how Heritage would do with this specialized collection, and the catalog exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Roger Siboni,
Mantoloking, NJ
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,681,373
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved