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    1871 Five Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-1067, PR65+ Cameo
    Likely Two Known

    1871 5C Standard Silver Five Cent, Judd-1067, Pollock-1202, R.8, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The Indian Princess design of James B. Longacre, as implemented posthumously by William Barber, adorns the obverse, ringed by 13 stars, two flags behind her (one with 13 stars), and date 1871 below. The reverse features STANDARD at the top rim with 5 CENTS in two lines inside a wreath of corn and cotton. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    This example is quite possibly among only two known of this pattern issue. We have examined the William R. "Rudy" Sieck plates from the famous Bowers and Ruddy sale (ANA, 7-8/1981, lot 75) and do not believe that this is the same coin, although the small size of the piece and quality of the color plates preclude certainty. There is a bit of verdigris near stars 3 and 4 which will aid future identification. Otherwise, this is an attractive and well-struck example of this coin that shows only typical striations for an aluminum planchet.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 1849, as PR65 PCGS.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534849)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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