1896 5C Five Cent, Judd-1771, Pollock-1986, Low R.6, PR66 ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1896 Five Cent in Nickel Alloy
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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