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Eye Candy: 1867 Pattern Five Cent J-562 PCGS PR64CAM

 
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 Posted 12/04/2020  4:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
At PCGS PR64CAM this example is tied with one other 1867 Pattern Five Cent J-562. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge, these are much scarcer than their plain edge counterparts. An auction listing from this year notes about a dozen reeded pieces known versus an estimated 100 plain edge.

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As I recall, aluminum was considered a valuable metal back then, before much more efficient extraction methods were devised some years later.
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This coin is much more beautiful than the boring Shield nickels of the time. Too bad it wasn't made for circulation.
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Gorgeous !
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The "UNION & LIBERTY" on the ribbon is interesting.

Is that unique to this pattern?
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That is a beautiful pattern and had they chose this for production it would have made an ideal racketeer nickel...
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Racketeer nickel indeed. If this design was chosen they would have had to reduce the size of the shield to put "CENTS" on the bottom. Still a beautiful design.
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fined Beautiful. Personally, had they simply refine Lady Liberty's bust eliminating the addition of the feathered head dress killing the design and, as perfessor point out, reduce the reverse design slightly incorporating FIVE CENTS below, this would have been perfect as opposed to the Shield nickel. Not that I dislike the Shield nickel, simply an opinion.
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Correct, frog ; before they realized aluminum could be extracted from cheap bauxite. The 'the coin flipped' when aluminum became cheap and found its way into many countries' regular coinage. I've seen a number of these aluminum patterns and die trials ; they can be quite attractive in high grade. I like the pictured design as well as any.
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What a beaut!
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