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    1878 Five Dollar, Struck in Copper
    Judd-1569, PR68 Brown

    1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1569, Pollock-1760, Low R.7, PR68 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The widely spaced motto E PLURIBUS UNUM follows the obverse border with the 1878 date below a bust of Liberty. Her hair is bound in a bun behind the head, and her headband is inscribed LIBERTY. The reverse has a spread-wing eagle similar to that of the issued Morgan dollar, although the wings point downward. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA follows the upper border with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST just below. At the bottom is the denomination, FIVE DOL. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. These pieces were struck on thinner and slightly wider planchets than the regular issue (25.5 x 21.5 mm). About a dozen examples are known, all in copper, several of which have been gilt. This is a spectacular, near-perfect piece. Each side has mellowed with brown and blue now the dominant colors.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61932)


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