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    1870 Quarter Eagle in Nickel
    Judd-1028, PR64+ Cameo
    Unique

    1870 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1028, Pollock-1163, Unique, PR64+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Formerly considered a dies trial strike, featuring the regular-issue Liberty Head quarter eagle dies from 1870. Struck in nickel with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com suggests these off-metal strikings were produced for sale to collectors. Examples were also produced in copper (fewer than a half-dozen known) and aluminum (fewer than three pieces known). In nickel, this piece is believed to be unique, and it has an illustrious pedigree. The surfaces display the expected nickel-gray color with slight golden patina present also. Also as expected, the hardness of the metal kept the design from fully striking up all the design details. The piece appears to have been struck with the pressure required for a proof gold coin; meaning, the pressure was far less than required to fully strike up nickel. A few flyspecks of carbon are seen on each side, and there is planchet porosity seen on the lower portion of the reverse. The fields are brightly reflective and the devices display thick mint frost, the combination producing the always-popular cameo effect.
    Ex: William Woodin; 1914 ANS Exhibit; Waldo Newcomer.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535202)


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    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
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