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    Transitional 1866 No Rays Nickel, Judd-509

    1866 Five-Cents, Judd-509, Pollock-592, R.6, PR 66 Red and Brown, PCGS. A transitional Shield nickel, struck from the regular-issue dies for 1867 but dated 1866. Struck in copper or bronze with a plain edge. Rich cherry-red, purple, and orange iridescence gleams over brightly lustrous surfaces. Adequately mirrored with only the tiniest flecks of carbon on either side. A superior example--the finest certified (5/96) and most likely the finest known. No examples are held by the ANA, ANS, Byron Reed, Museum of Connecticut History, or Smithsonian. (NGC ID# 29G2, PCGS# 60509)

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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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