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    1874 Five Cents in Aluminum
    Judd-1351, PR64 Cameo
    Two or Three Pieces Known

    1874 5C Five Cents, Judd-1351, Pollock-1495, R.8, PR64 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The regular-issue Shield nickel dies design for the year. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Two or three examples of this off-metal Mint product are believed extant, and the same number are thought to exist in copper. These are rare patterns, and they seldom appear on the open market. Andrew Pollock reports an example sold as part of the King Farouk sale in 1954. Bowers and Ruddy advertised an example in their 1964 inventory and then another (or possibly the same coin) during the mid-to-late 1970s in the company's Rare Coin Review. As far as we can tell, no example has been offered publicly in decades. PCGS lists this coin in PR64 Cameo and a PR61 submission whose certification corresponds to the Wilcox coin listed by Pollock. The single PR64 Cameo example at NGC is probably a duplication of this piece (11/20). As expected of an aluminum proof, both sides are completely brilliant and richly frosted. Field reflectivity is profound. Minimally hairlined.
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