Description

    1869 Five Cent Pattern
    Three Cent Obverse/V Reverse
    Judd-684, Bright PR64

    1869 5C Five Cents, Judd-684, Pollock-763, R.5, PR64 NGC.
    Design. Similar to the contemporary three cent nickel, but the Roman numeral V replaces the Roman III, and a Maltese cross and a scroll bearing the motto close the upper wreath on the reverse. Struck in nickel with a plain edge.

    Commentary. These five cent patterns were issued in three-coin sets accompanying the diminutive cent pattern with a similar obverse design, Judd-666, and the similarly designed three cent piece, Judd-676. This five cent design is also known in copper, but is much scarcer.

    Physical Description. Each side is mostly brilliant, and there are a number of small spots scattered over both obverse and reverse. There is an identifying planchet flake out of the face of Liberty just behind the mouth.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 29R3, PCGS# 60909)


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