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1866 Half Eagle in Copper
1866 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-546, Pollock-610, High R.7, PR65 Red
and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The regular half eagle dies for
the year. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Only three examples
of this rare five dollar dies trial are known, one of which was
sold as part of the King Farouk holdings in 1954. However, no plate
or description was provided, making attribution impossible.
Reddish-brown surfaces exhibit occasional flashes of olive-green
and coppery iridescence. This particular Gem is identifiable by a
small spot above star 1 and another by star 10.
Judd-546, PR65 Red and Brown
Three Pieces Traced
Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1995), lot 8254; Allison Park Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 8/2004), lot 1316.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 70744)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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