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    1866 Washington Five Cents in White Metal
    Judd-526, PR64
    Struck from Scrap Dies

    1866 5C Five Cents, Judd-526, Pollock-554, High R.7, PR64 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Two different 1866-dated George Washington dies were muled to create this intriguing piece that was apparently struck from dies that the Mint sold as scrap. Struck in white metal with a reeded edge. The person who actually struck these pieces is not known today, although they are sometimes attributed to either Joseph Mickley or Sylvester Crosby. There are at least three, perhaps four examples known. Among the most active collecting specialties in the middle 19th century was Washingtonia, and these pieces may have been created as trading stock for the maker. This piece has trivial rim marks, and exhibits delicate gold toning over its light gray surfaces. A detailed article by the late George Fuld is available at USPatterns.com.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60723)


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