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    Popular Transitional 1881 Liberty Head Nickel
    Judd-1672, PR65 Red and Brown

    1881 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1672, Pollock-1873, R.6-7, PR65 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse of this five cent pattern features the as-issued Liberty Head design by Charles Barber, surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the date 1881 below. The reverse has a large V in the center for the denomination, surrounded by an open wreath of wheat, cotton, and corn. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This transitional pattern only has an estimated dozen or so estimated survivors. This is a particularly attractive example whose surfaces display equal amounts of original cherry-red and deep blue colors. Of particular note is the lack of carbon spots.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection. (NGC ID# 2AJX, PCGS# 72068)


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