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1896 Federal Shield Five Cents
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
Struck in Nickel
Judd-1770, PR65+ Cameo
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AMB, PCGS# 862224)
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