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    1866 No Rays Shield Nickel in Copper
    Judd-509, Pattern Reverse, PR66 Brown
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1866 5C Shield Nickel, Judd-509, Pollock-592, High R.6, PR66 Brown PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg-Simpson. Similar to the issued No Rays proof Shield nickel, but struck in bronze with a plain edge. The layout of the stars relative to the letters differs slightly from the regular issue. For example, a star points to the center of the first A in AMERICA, while most 1866 No Rays nickels have a star pointing between the AM in AMERICA. The pattern reverse die was also used to strike a small number of issued proof No Rays nickels. This transitional pattern exists to the extent of fewer than a dozen pieces. Rich chocolate-brown surfaces are glossy and they flash appreciably. Both sides feature impressive ice-blue patina.
    Ex: Henry C. Blair Collection (Charles Steigerwalt, 10/1896), lot 603; J.M. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 173.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60705)

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