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    1896 Federal Shield Nickel, PR65
    Judd-1770, Charles Barber Design

    1896 5C Five Cents, Judd-1770, Pollock-1987, Low R.6, PR65 PCGS. 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. It is believed that the nickel alloy used to strike these patterns included at least six varieties of German silver. Brilliant surfaces maintain reflective fields and exhibit few marks. Housed in an old green label holder.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AMB, PCGS# 62224)


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