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    1868 Dual Denomination Pattern in Aluminum
    Judd-659, PR63 Cameo
    Ex: Queller

    1868 $5 Dual Denomination $5-25 Francs, Judd-659, Pollock-732, Low R.7, PR63 Cameo NGC. Anthony Paquet's design for an international five dollar coin equal to the value of a proposed 25 franc piece. The obverse depicts Liberty, facing left, with her hair bound by a ribbon and star at the front. The reverse is simply inscribed 5 / DOLLARS / 25 / FRANCS in the center with a laurel and oak wreath surrounding. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Examples of this pattern were coined in copper and aluminum, each with either a plain or reeded edge. The four varieties are identified as Judd-656 through Judd-659, and about a dozen of each are known, according to USPatterns.com.

    Paris was the site of a June 1867 international monetary convention that convened to discuss an international gold coinage based on the French franc. The result was a coinage bill that was introduced to produce a U.S. five dollar-25 franc gold coin with a weight of 124.45 grains, rather than the standard 129 grains. The blue-gray fields are fully mirrored around lustrous, darker gray devices, creating excellent cameo contrast. Both sides show a few scuffs and hairlines, along with minor corrosion that is mostly limited to the outer rims.
    Ex: Auction '87 (RARCOA, 8/1987), lot 1323; Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1683.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29PD, PCGS# 416279)


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