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    1883 PURE NICKEL Pattern, Judd-1704
    A Spectacular PR67 Ultra Cameo

    1883 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1704, Pollock-1908, Low R.6, PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. The obverse is similar in design to the Liberty nickel adopted this year, except the stars are replaced with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The reverse has a central inscription that reads PURE NICKEL, surrounded by a wreath of cotton and corn. FIVE CENTS is separated above and below with seven stars left and six right. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. These fascinating coins are struck in pure nickel, which must have been very difficult to strike up properly. They also are magnetic. At least a dozen pieces are known. From examining this coin one would never suspect pure nickel was difficult to strike up or hard on the dies. The devices are fully struck, the fields show deep reflectivity, and the design motifs are heavily frosted. There are no contact marks we can find, only a single tiny planchet flake in the field above the right side of the U in PURE could be used as a reliable identifier. NGC has certified two pieces as PR67 Ultra Cameo, and it appears there actually are two coins rather than one coin resubmitted.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AKT, PCGS# 62120)


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    June, 2013
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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