1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1568 Gilt, Pollock-1758, Low R.7...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1878 Morgan Half Eagle, PR64 Cameo
1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1568 Gilt, Pollock-1758, Low R.7, PR64
Cameo PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. Similar to several other 1878
designs, but the differences make this a single metal, single
design type in the Judd reference. The obverse was designed by
George Morgan with a large-size head of Liberty facing left. The
reverse has a large drooped-wing eagle, surrounded by UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA / FIVE DOLLARS and a single period on each side of the
denomination. Struck in gilt copper with a reeded edge.
USPatterns.com states that about a half dozen of these pieces are
known, some of which have been gilt, as this piece. Each side is
bright yellow-gold with mirrored fields and satiny devices. Eye
appeal is outstanding for the grade.
Judd-1568 Gilt, Ex: Bass
Ex: Purchased from Abe Kosoff (8/3/1971); Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1362.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535007)
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