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    Probable Finest Known 1868 Copper Five-Cent Pattern, Judd-627

    1868 Five-Cents, Judd-627, Pollock-696, R.7, PR 65 Brown, PCGS. Struck on a broad planchet, the obverse is very similar to the adopted three-cent nickel design; the reverse has 5 CENTS in the center, surrounded by a laurel wreath with the motto above in tiny letters. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Even, chocolate-brown color overall and well balanced from side to side. There are no carbon spots visible to the unaided eye, but close inspection with a glass reveals a few minute flecks. This is the finest J-627 certified by either of the services, and is very likely the finest known. Only one piece is in the holdings of the five major institutions that have extensive collections of patterns, that piece being in the Museum of Connecticut History. (PCGS# 60627)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1996
    17th-20th Saturday-Tuesday
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