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    1869 Judd-688 Nickel Pattern, PR67 Cameo
    Aluminum Regular Dies Strike

    1869 P5C Shield Nickel, Judd-688, Pollock-769, High R.7, PR67 Cameo NGC. CAC.
    Design.
    The regular Shield nickel design without rays. Magnification reveals nearly imperceptible date repunching, especially inside the tops of 869. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge.

    Commentary. Heavy reverse die polishing matches the reverse of the 1865 Judd-418. This is only the fourth appearance of the variety in our auctions, representing just three different pieces. Only five are certified, and the Newman specimen is the finest of those. It is likely that only four or five pieces exist.

    Physical Description. This boldly defined Superb Gem is fully brilliant with white surfaces characteristic of the aluminum composition. The fields are deeply mirrored around lustrous devices, resulting in a distinct cameo appearance.

    Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 29R5, PCGS# 60913)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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