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    1870 Five Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1032, PR66 Brown

    1870 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1032, Pollock-1167, High R.7, PR66 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. USPatterns.com estimates the surviving population at a half dozen examples in all grades. Several gilt specimens have been certified also.

    The present coin is a Premium 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 USPatterns.com and is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts.
    Ex: Stanley Kesselman; purchased by Harry Bass in August 1971; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1354; Selections From the Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part IV (Heritage, 2/2021), lot 3244.

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


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