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    1878 Morgan Five Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1578, PR66 Brown

    1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1578, Pollock-1771, Low R.7, PR66 Brown NGC. The so-called Phrygian Head or Liberty Head obverse, attributed to George T. Morgan. Liberty wears a Phrygian cap, facing left, with LIBERTY incused on the band. E PLURIBUS is to the left, UNUM to the right, with date 1878 below. On the reverse an eagle is somewhat similar to the Morgan dollar reverse "except not as delicate" (Judd). IN GOD WE TRUST is in Gothic script over the eagle, with FIVE DOL. at the rim below. Struck on a regular-diameter planchet, in copper with a reeded edge. Of the dozen or so known in copper, several have been gilt. There are also two gold pieces known, each with long and distinguished pedigrees. This coin is called Brown, but those who see the piece in-person may question that designation. The obverse displays lovely sea-green, rose, and brown iridescence. The reverse is, well ... it's red. Some might say it's slightly mellowed, but even that seems harsh to us. This is a truly magnificent coin that should be carefully examined by pattern collectors.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61942)


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