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    One of the Finest Known 1866 Washington Nickel Patterns, Judd-461

    1866 Five-Cents, Judd-461, Pollock-535, R.6, PR 65 PCGS. Five-cent pattern of 1866 with the obverse device of George Washington facing right, date below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above. The reverse has 5 CENTS in the center with the word CENTS slightly curved, surrounded by a laurel wreath, the newly adopted motto in small letters above. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. The fields are moderately reflective with pale pastel patina spread across each side. A few tiny carbon spots are seen, none of which are especially distracting, only one of which could be reliably used for tracing the coin's pedigree--a small speck in front of Washington's mouth. Presently tied with two other pieces according to the PCGS Population Report for April. Three examples are known in institutions, including the ANA, ANS, and the Joseph Mitchelson Collection in the Museum of Connecticut History. (PCGS# 60461)

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    August, 1996
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