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    PR64 Brown Judd-283 Copper
    1861 Half Eagle Pattern

    1861 P$5 Five Dollar, Judd-283, Pollock-336, Low R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. The obverse depicts a bust of Liberty facing right with thirteen stars arranged around the periphery. Liberty wears a cap ornamented with three stars, over her right shoulder is a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY. The date 1861 is at the bottom. An eagle with outstretched wings and a shield on its chest dominates the reverse. The eagle grasps a scroll inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM in its beak, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the denomination FIVE DOLLARS are arranged around the border. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Richly patinated cherry-red, lilac, peach-gold, and sea-green. The strike is needle-sharp and a lens reveals only minor field imperfections. Though Judd-283 is designated as Low R.7, a combined total of just five pieces is certified by NGC and PCGS.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29DT, PCGS# 12118)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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