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    1866 Washington Nickel in Copper
    Judd-468, Baker-41G, PR64 Red

    1866 5C Washington Nickel, Judd-468, Pollock-561, Baker-41G, Musante GW-778, R.7, PR64 Red PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse bears a bust of George Washington facing right, with IN GOD WE TRUST over his head near the rim. The reverse is a tall 5 in a wreath (olive or laurel, with berries) joined by a bowknot, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. There is no denominator. Struck in copper with a plain edge. The Judd reference lists Judd-468 as R.8, but Pollock combines the listing with the bronze Judd-469, and together "about a half dozen [are] known" per Many varieties of 1866 Washington patterns were made, and it would prove a great challenge to collect them all. This is splendid fire-red near-Gem that boasts a razor-sharp strike and contact-free surfaces. The central reverse has a blush of light lilac color. Population: 2 in 64 Red, 0 finer (10/20).
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 80664)

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    November, 2020
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