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Lot 2312

1883 Pattern Five Cents. Aluminum, plain edge. NGC graded Proof 64. Rarity Low 7. Mostly white. Pop 1. The only graded by NGC. Rare. Holder reads 1882 the coin is a 1883 (PCGS # 62126) .

This impressive looking adjunct to the standard Liberty nickel series was by William barber. Experiments were taken in 1883 to find a better coinage alloy than the standard 25% nickel, 75% copper alloy we now call "nickel" on the five-cent coinage. Judd-1707 to Judd-1709 has the standard alloy designated on the revere, but this particular variety is struck in aluminum and is therefore extremely rare.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.

Realized $4,888

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