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    1866 Washington Five Cents in Copper
    Judd-517, PR65 Brown
    Double Struck and Rotated in the Collar

    1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-517, Pollock-544, High R.7 -- Double Struck and Rotated in the Collar -- PR65 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse depicts a bust of George Washington facing right with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, and the date, 1866 below. The reverse is the regular issue type without the rays. An interesting muling of dies having UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on both sides. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This is a pattern that has three curious features. One, it was allegedly struck outside the Mint from dies sold as scrap that were purchased by Joseph Mickley; two, two of the four known examples are rotated in the collar; and three, both of these pieces were double struck. The Simpson coin shows a 40 degree rotation on the reverse between strikes. The fields are brightly reflective and the mellowed surfaces display blue-brown patina. An interesting study piece and adjunct to a collection of five cent patterns or Washington patterns.
    Ex: Herbert Spencer Collection (Bowers and Merena, 6/1996), lot 1194; November Signature (Heritage, 11/2003), lot 11067; Norweb and Other Properties (Stack's, 11/2006), lot 1023.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60714)


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