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Lot 1669

1868 Pattern Five Cents. Nickel, Plain Edge. Judd-633. Pollock-704 Rarity 4. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. A nice untoned pattern whose gleaming originality is there for all to admire. Well struck. The Mint created a fairly large number of interesting Patterns for the lesser denominations in 1867-71. This carries a head of Liberty by Longacre (who died the year after it was made) similar to his Nickel Three-cent pieces except there is a star on the headband below LIBERTY. Reverse with fancy scoll and an Iron Cross inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. This Pattern never made it out of the proposal stage, leaving the country with the more familiar Shield Nickel series until 1883.
Estimated Value $3,200 - 3,400.

Realized $3,680

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