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    1865 Rays Shield Nickel in Nickel
    Judd-416, PR65+ Cameo

    1865 5C Shield Five Cents, Judd-416, Pollock-488, High R.6, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features the familiar shield motif used for regular-issue coinage in 1866, but dated 1865. The reverse design is the Rays variety used in 1866 and early 1867. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Judd-416 can be found with and without a centering dot within the 5 of the denomination. It is believed that this feature distinguishes originals (with dot) from restrikes (no dot), according to research by Victoria Stone-Moledor. Saul Teichman of adds: "Regardless of their status, these are very popular with both pattern and nickel 5 cent collectors. About two dozen are known in nickel of J416/P488 and slightly fewer than a dozen are known" in copper (Judd-417). Mostly brilliant surfaces feature an eye-catching Cameo appearance, with a few streaks of thin golden color on each side.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534968)

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

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