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    1896 Federal Shield Five Cents
    Struck in Nickel

    Judd-1770, PR65+ Cameo

    1896 5C Five Cents, Judd-1770, Pollock-1987, Low R.6, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. This Charles Barber design uses a Federal shield as its primary motif. Behind the shield are two crossed poles bearing a liberty cap and eagle. A scroll passing in front of the shield is inscribed LIBERTY. The denomination 5 CENTS is centered within a curved olive sprig on the reverse. Struck in a nickel alloy with a plain edge. At least six varieties of German silver were used in the nickel alloy. This Plus-graded Gem exhibits sharply detailed design elements throughout. Deeply mirrored fields create noticeable cameo contrast with the frosty devices. Highlights of sea-green toning enhance the eye appeal of the well-preserved surfaces, which show a few microscopic alloy spots on the reverse. Population: 2 in 65 (1 in 65+) Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AMB, PCGS# 862224)

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