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    1896 Five Cent in Nickel Alloy
    Judd-1771, PR66

    1896 5C Five Cent, Judd-1771, Pollock-1986, Low R.6, PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Charles Barber's design features a shield at the central obverse with LIBERTY incused. Crossed poles behind support a Liberty cap and a tiny eagle. E PLURIBUS UNUM is at the top rim, with stars seven left, six right. On the reverse a large 5 occupies the center with a small CENTS below, an open olive sprig surrounding and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the rim. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. This design was produced in a wide variety of compositions, including nickel alloy, at least six varieties of German silver, copper alloy, and four alloys of aluminum. The present Premium Gem showcases nickel-gray surfaces lightly toned in blue and lilac hues with vibrant peach-orange color around the devices.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AMC, PCGS# 62225)

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

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