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    1878 Five-Dollars, Judd-1568, R.7, PR 63 Gilt Lightly Cleaned. Morgan's design for the obverse features Liberty with her hair combed back and held by an ornamented ribbon. The reverse features an erect eagle. Struck in copper and gilt with a reeded edge. While many gilt patterns have a washed out appearance, this piece has all the gilt remaining and looks remarkably like a gold coin at first glance. The above mentioned cleaning is not too severe, just giving the coin a brighter look than normal. Remarkably free from defects for a 63 piece, there are only a couple of very minor planchet flaws that one notices with magnification. Purchased through the mail from Bill Mitkoff by the consignor, David Faraday, on April 9, 1972 for $425. (PCGS# 61568)

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    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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