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    1870 Five Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1032, PR65+ Brown

    1870 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1032, Pollock-1167, High R.7, PR65+ Brown PCGS Ex: Simpson. Weight: 76.0 grains. Diameter: 0.845 inches. Die alignment: about 190 degrees. Same dies used on regular-issue half eagles in 1870. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The design was also struck in aluminum (Judd-1033) and nickel (Judd-1034). Listed as a dies trial in the standard series reference, these patterns were more likely produced for sale to favored collectors as part of complete off-metal sets. Judd-1032 was rare, even in the 19th century, and R.C. Davis was not aware of this issue when he compiled his early study of patterns. estimates the surviving population at a half dozen examples in all grades. Several gilt specimens have been certified also.

    The present coin is a Plus-graded Gem with sharply detailed design elements throughout. The well-preserved red and brown surfaces are enhanced by highlights of cerulean-blue and sea-green toning. Eye appeal is terrific. This is the plate coin on and is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. Population: 1 in 65 (1 in 65+) Brown, 0 finer (4/20).
    Ex: Stanley Kesselman; purchased by Harry Bass in August 1971; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1354; Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A29, PCGS# 61281)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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