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    Lovely 1885 Five Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1754, PR65, Finer of Two Known

    1885 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1754, Pollock-1967, R.8, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The regular issue design for the With Motto Liberty half eagle. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Only two specimens are known of this R.8 pattern, the other example being the proof from the King Farouk collection.

    1. Ex: Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 1954), lot 2014; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2004), lot 6428, PR64 Cameo PCGS; Franklinton Collection, Part II (Stack's, 1/2008), lot 1206, which brought $46,000.
    2. Ex: King of Siam Sale (Bowers & Merena, 10/1987), lot 2258; Auction '88 (Superior, 10/88), lot 293; Auction '90 (Superior, 8/1990), lot 1461; Jones Beach Collection, FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1626, which realized $23,000. The present specimen. Judd plate coin in the 10th edition. This piece is identifiable by light charcoal-gray toning streaks on each side, with a small oblong reflective area between star 3 and Liberty's chin. A fully struck, lovely Gem of this temperamental metal, the finer of the two known.

    From The Bob Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 62197)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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