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    1881 Liberty Nickel Struck in Aluminum, Judd-1673

    1881 Liberty Nickel, Judd-1673, Pollock-1874, R.7, PR 64 PCGS. An early prototype for the Liberty nickel which was adopted two years later. This version differs in several ways from the regular design. On the obverse UNITED STATES OF AMERICA encircles the rim rather than stars on the adopted design. On the reverse a very large V is surrounded by a large wreath with no statutory inscriptions on that side. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. The planchet was poorly prepared prior to striking with numerous bubbles and streaks on the obverse. The fields have heavy die striations, but we see no evidence of oxidation. Quite rare in aluminum. From the Lynch Collection of U.S. Patterns and accompanied by a 2x2 envelope that indicates the consignor paid $35 for the coin way back when. (PCGS# 61673)

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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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