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    1866 Washington Five Cents in Copper
    Judd-465, GW-782, PR63+ Brown

    1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-465, Pollock-559, Baker-41A, Musante GW-782, R.8, PR63+ Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features the familiar bust of Washington facing right, with IN GOD WE TRUST above and the date below. The reverse displays a "crooked" or "Dutch" style 5, centered in a laurel wreath, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This so-called pattern was privately struck from U.S. Mint dies likely procured by Philadelphia coin dealer John W. Haseltine. According to Saul Teichman, about a half dozen pieces are known in copper and/or bronze. This Select Uncirculated proof is mainly olive and golden-brown, but both sides feature iridescent steel-blue accents. Fully struck throughout.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60660)


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