1883 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1715, Pollock-1920, ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1883 Liberty Head Five Cents in Copper
1883 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1715, Pollock-1920, High
R.7, PR64+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features
Charles Barber's Liberty Head portrait, wearing a plain coronet, as
the word LIBERTY is at the top rim, with stars six left and seven
right, date 1883 below. The reverse displays the regular No CENTS
die of 1883. Struck in copper with a plain edge. The design was
also struck in nickel (Judd-1714) and aluminum (Judd-1716).
USPatterns.com has traced five examples of Judd-1715. Both sides of
this Plus-graded Choice example are evenly balanced in appearance.
The fields are nicely reflective and enliven the otherwise dense
brown, rose, and blue colors. The strike is complete on both
obverse and reverse. A couple of small spots on each side
undoubtedly explain the PR64+ grade; otherwise a Gem. Population: 1
in 64 (1 in 64+) Brown, 1 finer (4/20).
Judd-1715, PR64+ Brown
Ex: Possibly King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), part of lot 2011; Cornell and Oglethorpe Collections (Stack's, 5/1975), lot 939; Stamford Coinfest Signature (Heritage, 10/2010), lot 4561; Simpson Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AL5, PCGS# 62132)
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