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    1871 Five Dollar Liberty in Aluminum
    Judd-1171, PR65 Cameo

    1871 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1171, Pollock-1313, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Regular dies for the Coronet half eagle, struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. An extremely rare coin that is seldom offered at auction or privately. There is verdigris on Liberty's head, hidden by her hair and crown. The present example is the only Judd-1171 certified by either major service and is the plate coin on USPatterns.com web page. On that important reference web page, they state that "3 to 4 are believed to exist" in aluminum. Andrew Pollock in his United States Patterns and Related Issues lists a single confirmed specimen, the example from the Arnold sale by Bowers and Merena, which appears not to match the present coin. Another Pollock reference notes an example in the unplated King Farouk Palace sale, which may be the present coin or the Arnold example. Pollock also lists an appearance in a Stack's sale from February 1977, but that coin was struck in copper and is not this pattern issue. Other examples may exist in collections that have never crossed the auction block or are otherwise unreported in the major references. This is another rarely offered chance to acquire an important aluminum pattern.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 1852.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535064)


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