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    PCGS 1866 Shield Nickel, Judd-504, R.7, PR 15. Regular dies obverse, paired with a reverse that features a squatty numeral 5 within a wreath rather than stars as on the adopted issue. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Very light color and problem-free for the grade. Isn't it odd that the general populace didn't look at their circulating coinage any more a hundred years ago than they do today? The reverse of this pattern is distinctly different than the adopted one and, yet, this pattern circulated as a coin of the realm for many years. (NGC ID# 93EW, PCGS# 60504)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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