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    Transitional 1882 Liberty Nickel in Copper
    Judd-1691, PR64 Brown

    1882 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1691, Pollock-1893, High R.6, PR64 Brown PCGS. The obverse appears the same as the regular die of 1883, but it is actually struck from an obverse die with a slightly different arrangement of the stars. The reverse is as the first variety of 1883, the "nickel without CENTS." Struck in copper with a plain edge. The transitional Liberty nickels form an interesting set of patterns, and several collectors have noticed this in the past. This is a curious striking in copper. When closely examined the brown surfaces still show just the faintest undertone of red. The strike is sharp throughout, the surfaces appear free from contact marks, and there are no obvious carbon spots. (NGC ID# 3AH8, PCGS# 62096)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2012
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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