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    1883 Transitional Nickel in Aluminum
    Judd-1706, PR65

    1883 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1706, Pollock-1910, High R.7, PR65 NGC. Ex: Exemplar Collection. The obverse is similar in design to the Liberty nickel adopted in this year, except the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA replaces the stars. On the reverse a wreath of corn, cotton, maple, and wheat surrounds a central inscription that reads PURE NICKEL. FIVE CENTS is separated above and below with seven stars left and six right. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. About half a dozen are known in aluminum. This design was also struck in pure nickel, and one piece is known in non-magnetic nickel. Struck from a highly striated planchet, the fields are also highly reflective. The frosted devices impart a moderate cameo effect, but this is not designated on the insert. Problem-free and appearing much finer than the stated grade.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 62122)

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