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Lot 2114

1867 Pattern Five Cents. Aluminum, plain edge. Judd-561. Pollock-622. NGC graded Proof 64 Cameo. A nice untoned pattern. One of the most beautiful Pattern five-cent Types, this Indian head is by noted mint engraver James B. Longacre (who made famous the Flying Eagle and Indian cents, among others). Noteworthy is that the Pattern is struck on an aluminum planchet. Until 1889, aluminum was very expensive and extremely difficult to smelt from ore. Because it is a relatively soft metal, it takes a beautiful image from coining dies. Note the dramatic cameo frosted devices. Rare. Pop 3; 1 finer in 65. Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000


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