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    Gilt Copper 1868 Dual-Denomination Pattern, Judd-656

    1868 Dual Denomination $5-25 Francs, Judd-656, Pollock-729, R.6-7. PR 64 NGC. Anthony Paquet's design for an international coin with values expressed in dollars and francs for the Latin Monetary Union Conference on international coinage. The obverse depicts Paquet's bust of Liberty facing left with date below and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the top of that side. The reverse is simply inscribed 5 DOLLARS 25 FRANCS inside a laurel and oak wreath. Struck in copper, then gilt, with a reeded edge. The gilt shows no signs of chipping or peeling away, even though hairlines can be seen on each side. The central device of Liberty has a uniform, pebbly texture of unknown origin, but it has no effect on the general appearance of the coin. An attractive example of this rare international coinage pattern. (NGC ID# 29K7, PCGS# 60656)

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