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    1866 Washington Five Cents in Brass
    Judd-519, PR64

    Likely Unique in Brass

    1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-519, Pollock-546, R.8, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A portrait of George Washington faces right on the obverse with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the date below. The reverse is the Without Rays design adopted for regular-issue coinage in 1867. Struck in brass with a plain edge. The general consensus of experts is that this unique pattern was struck outside the mint from dies sold as scrap, possibly by Joseph Mickley who is thought to have originated other privately made pieces from mismatched dies. The coin is struck on a nonstandard planchet. It has a diameter of 21 mm, a thickness of 3 mm, and weighs 115.4 grains. The sharply struck surfaces have the yellow-green underlying color of brass with a significant overlay of brown patina.
    Ex: Crosby Collection (Haseltine, 6/1883), lot 1793; Judson Brenner (1914 ANS Exhibit); Rare Coin Review 21 and 22 (Bowers and Ruddy, 1974), pp. 43 and 80; 65th Anniversary Sale (Stack's, 10/2000), lot 1599; Stack's (privately); Queller Family Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 663.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29LC, PCGS# 60716)


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

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    77 Days
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