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    One of the Finest Known 1882 Five-Cent Patterns Struck in Nickel

    1882 Five-Cents, Judd-1677, Pollock-1879, R.7, PR 65 PCGS. The obverse is similar to the adopted Liberty nickel design with Liberty facing left, the date below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the margin. The reverse has a large Roman numeral V in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton and corn. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. The fields are deeply mirrored and the surfaces show a bit of hazy, golden patina with strong mint luster on the devices. Minor planchet flaking is seen on each side, especially on the left upright of the V on the reverse. A tiny contact mark is noted in the left obverse field in front of the eye of Liberty. One of the finest examples known, the only piece in the institutional holdings surveyed for this auction was in the ANA. (NGC ID# 2AAE, PCGS# 61677)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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