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    Cameo Proof "Pure Nickel" Pattern, Judd-1704

    1883 Five-Cents, Judd-1704, Pollock-1908, R.6, PR 65 PCGS. The obverse is similar in design to the Liberty nickel adopted in this year, except around the obverse instead of stars are the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The reverse has a central inscription that reads PURE NICKEL, surrounded by a wreath of cotton and corn. FIVE CENTS is separated above and below with seven stars left and six right. Struck in pure nickel (and as such a magnetic coin) with a plain edge. The fields are deeply mirrored with contrasting frost on the devices and the surfaces overall are non-hairlined. Virtually "as struck." (NGC ID# 5V2C, PCGS# 61704)

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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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