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1873 Five Dollar in Copper
1873 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-1340, Pollock-1484, R.8, PR63 Brown
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. From the adopted dies for the Liberty half
eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The design was also
struck in aluminum (Judd-1341). USPatterns.com believes these
off-metal pieces were struck for sale to collectors. Probably only
three or four examples have survived. This coin and the one in the
Bass Collection (Ex: Farouk and Boosel) are the only examples we
have been able to trace.
Judd-1340, PR63 Brown
This impressive Select proof exhibits lightly reflective fields and sharply detailed design elements, under vivid shades of lavender-gray, cerulean-blue, orange, and magenta toning, with a few hints of lilac and amber. The surfaces are lightly marked and overall eye appeal is outstanding. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts and is the plate coin for the Judd reference and USPatterns.com. Population: 1 in 63 Brown, 0 finer (4/20).
Ex: Tree Many Feathers Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/2001), lot 182.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61628)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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