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    1868 Five Cents Pattern in Copper
    Judd-627, PR64 Brown

    1868 5C Five Cents, Judd-627, Pollock-696, Low R.7, PR64 Brown NGC. The obverse resembles the adopted three cent nickel design, while the reverse has a large 5 and small CENTS surrounded by an open wreath. Struck in copper with a plain edge. These wide-planchet patterns were struck in nickel, copper (regular size), copper (wide planchet, as seen here), and aluminum (regular and oversized planchets). Reeded edge variants were also produced. Only a half-dozen of these oversized planchet pieces in copper are believed known. The surfaces have evenly mellowed with just the slightest reflectivity still evident in the obverse fields.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29NH, PCGS# 60844)


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