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    1866 Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-546, PR65 Red and Brown
    Three Pieces Traced

    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.
    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.

    Auction Info

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    December
    18th Friday
    Auction Dates
    January
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
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