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Dual Denomination Paquet Pattern

1868 $5 Dual Denomination $5-25 Francs, Judd-659, Pollock-732, Low R.7, PR63 Cameo NGC.

Anthony Paquet's design for an international five dollar coin equal to the value of a proposed 25 franc piece. The obverse depicts Liberty, facing left, with her hair bound by a ribbon and star at the front. The reverse is simply inscribed 5 / DOLLARS / 25 / FRANCS in the center with a laurel and oak wreath surrounding. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge.

Examples of this pattern were coined in copper and aluminum, each with either a plain or reeded edge. The four varieties are identified as Judd-656 through Judd-659, and about a dozen of each are known, according to USPatterns.com.

$10,925.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
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Interesting pattern above.
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I'd say that it wasn't the most attractive depiction of liberty. Kind of dropped the ball on that one.
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Paquet probably had too much French wine for inspiration.
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This is a grade you don't see often, SP65BMCA. It stands for Specimen 65 Branch Mint Cameo. And yes, the coin in the holder is the coin shown below the holder. This is an extremely rare coin with only 4 known 1893-CC branch mint proofs. All 4 hace the cameo designation.


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I'd say that it wasn't the most attractive depiction of liberty. Kind of dropped the ball on that one

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This is a grade you don't see often, SP65BMCA. It stands for Specimen 65 Branch Mint Cameo. And yes, the coin in the holder is the coin shown below the holder. This is an extremely rare coin with only 4 known 1893-CC branch mint proofs. All 4 hace the cameo designation.
Fascinating!
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