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    1866 Washington Five Cent in White Metal
    Judd-479, PR64

    The Finer of Two Known

    1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-479, Pollock-569, R.8, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A bust of George Washington faces right in a plain field with the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST above, and the date, 1866, below. The reverse is the normal design for the Without Rays Shield nickel. Struck in white metal with a plain edge. This combination was probably struck outside of the Mint from dies that were discarded as scrap. Sylvester S. Crosby had several related pieces in his collection, and either he, or possibly Joseph Mickley, may have been responsible for their production at a time when collecting Washingtonia was extremely popular. A sharp impression with satin fields frame lustrous devices. Light gray surfaces exhibit hints of gold and pale blue toning.
    Ex: Sylvester S. Crosby; Garrett Collection; Johns Hopkins University (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 988; Auction '84 (Stack's, 7/1984), lot 1225; Stack's (7/2008), lot 4186.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60675)

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

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