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    1868 Five Cent Planchet in Copper
    Oversized Planchet, Reeded Edge
    Judd-628, PR64 Red and Brown

    1868 5C Five Cents, Judd-628, Pollock-697, High R.7, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. The obverse shows the head of Liberty similar to the three cent nickel, only larger. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the border and the date 1868 is below. The reverse has 5 CENTS in the center encircled by a laurel wreath, and IN GOD WE TRUST at the top in very small letters. Struck on a broad copper planchet with a reeded edge. This is a rare and infrequently offered copper striking. The last offering we show in our Auction Archives (and the last offering listed in the Judd book also) is from our 2004 ANA Sale. We show only five auction appearances since 1990 by all the major auction companies. The Red and Brown designation is accurate, but there is significant mint red remaining on each side as well as yellowish-tinged green-brown. The fields are brightly mirrored with fine die striations on each side. An exceptionally well-preserved example of this overlooked rarity.
    Ex: Lenox Lohr FPL (Empire Coin Co., 1961); Robert Branigan / ANA Auction (Bowers and Merena, 8/1978), lot 1775.
    From The David Cassel Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29NJ, PCGS# 70845)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    12th-16th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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