Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60723)

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

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    42 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 42
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item