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    Aluminum Five-Cent Pattern From 1896, Judd-1772

    1896 Five-Cents, Judd-1772, Pollock-1989, R.6, PR 64 PCGS. This 1896 pattern design features a large shield in the center of the obverse with crossed poles behind and a large ribbon across the center of the shield. The reverse has a large numeral 5 with CENTS in small letters below, surrounded by a curved olive sprig. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Four alloys of aluminum were tried for the strikings of this denomination this year, but it is not possible to determine which alloy was used unless elemental analysis is employed. The surfaces are bright and unoxidized, but the planchet shows evidence of hasty preparation with a number of tiny planchet flakes out of each side.
    Ex: Major Lenox R. Lohr Collection (Empire Coin Co., 1961); George Polis Collection (B&M, 6/91), lot 1109. (PCGS# 61772)


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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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