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1874 Half Eagle in Copper
1874 $5 Five Dollars, Judd-1371, Pollock-1516, R.8, PR65 Red and
Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular-issue five dollar
dies for the year. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.
USPatterns.com editor Saul Teichman reports two or three examples
known in this metal and another two or three in aluminum. These
were struck as off-metal delicacies for well-connected Mint
insiders, including dealers and collectors. The present Red and
Brown Gem proof displays melded shades of copper-orange and
brick-red with iridescent accents of blue, magenta, and gold
interspersed. Modest contrast appears on each side.
Judd-1371, PR65 Red and Brown
Ex: ANA Convention Sale (Stack's, 8/1976), lot 3675; Trinity Sale (Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions, 4/1977), lot 1113; Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York (Stack's, 7/2008), lot 4219.
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AAC, PCGS# 71675)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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