1881 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1673, Pollock-1874, ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1881 Liberty Head Nickel in Aluminum
1881 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1673, Pollock-1874, Low
R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 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 Roman numeral V in the center for
the denomination, surrounded by an open wreath of wheat, cotton,
and corn. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. USPatterns.com
estimates about a half dozen examples of Judd-1673 are extant. This
delightful Gem proof exhibits sharply detailed design elements
throughout. The well-preserved, brilliant surfaces include
reflective fields that contrast noticeably with the frosted
devices. Many parallel planchet striations are evident on the
reverse. Population: 1 in 65 Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).
Judd-1673, PR65 Cameo
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534936)
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