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    Bright, Lightly Toned 1868 Five-Cent Pattern, Struck in Nickel

    1868 Five-Cents, Judd-633, Pollock-704, R.6, PR 65 PCGS. The obverse is similar to the adopted three-cent nickel design. The reverse has a large Roman numeral V in the center with a laurel wreath surrounding, the motto is on a scroll at the top with a Maltese cross placed in the folds. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. One of the more plentiful five-cent patterns in lower grades, in addition to being an undisputed gem, this piece probably has the strongest strike of any of the pieces in the Harper Family Collection. Bright overall, the centers show a light golden-brown patina and there are two tiny carbon spots in the left obverse field out from Liberty's nose. (NGC ID# 29JU, PCGS# 60633)

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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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