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    1868 Aluminum Quarter Eagle
    Judd-654, PR65 Cameo
    Only Half Dozen Pieces Believed Known

    1868 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-654, Pollock-727, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo NGC. Regular dies trial issue for the quarter eagle, but struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. According to USPatterns.com, "These were deliberately struck to show how easily aluminum coined and for sale to collectors in cased sets several of which are still in existence including the former Garrett set and one in the Eric P. Newman collection." About a half dozen pieces are known. This is an exceptionally well-produced piece of aluminum coinage. There are only slight planchet disturbances from the Mint experienced from striking aluminum, a metal that was largely unfamiliar in 1868. The fields are deeply mirrored and the devices heavily frosted, as usually seen on aluminum patterns.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29P7, PCGS# 60872)


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