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    1874 Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-1371, PR65 Red and Brown

    1874 $5 Five Dollars, Judd-1371, Pollock-1516, R.8, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular-issue five dollar dies for the year. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com editor Saul Teichman reports two or three examples known in this metal and another two or three in aluminum. These were struck as off-metal delicacies for well-connected Mint insiders, including dealers and collectors. The present Red and Brown Gem proof displays melded shades of copper-orange and brick-red with iridescent accents of blue, magenta, and gold interspersed. Modest contrast appears on each side.
    Ex: ANA Convention Sale (Stack's, 8/1976), lot 3675; Trinity Sale (Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions, 4/1977), lot 1113; Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York (Stack's, 7/2008), lot 4219.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AAC, PCGS# 71675)


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