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    1896 Federal Shield Five Cents
    Struck in Nickel
    Judd-1770, PR66 Cameo

    1896 5C Five Cents, Judd-1770, Pollock-1987, Low R.6, PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. 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 Premium 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: 1 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 0 finer (1/21).

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

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