1866 5C J-517 PR63BN PCGS
Lot 1082
1866 Pattern Nickel, Judd-517, Pollock-544, High R.7, Proof 63 Brown PCGS
US$ 10,000 - 11,000
£5,900 - 6,500
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Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
1866 5C J-517 PR63BN PCGS
Lot Details
1866 Pattern Nickel, Judd-517, Pollock-544, High R.7, Proof 63 Brown PCGS
Bust of Washington faces right, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, date below, reverse of the No Rays Shield nickel of 1867 to 1883. Deep golden-tan with rose highlights. A noticeable gouge is below the two lower left stars on the reverse. Reverse die rotated some 315 degrees or so, top of 5 in denomination points to 4 o'clock instead of noon when the coin is turned on its horizontal axis. Double struck, most noticeably on the reverse, with approximately 150° clockwise rotation between the first and second impressions. The obverse shows just a slight counter-clockwise rotation between impressions. The differences indicate that at least one of the dies must have been remounted in the coinage press between strikings. According to uspatterns.com: "This pattern is believed to have been struck outside the mint from dies sold as scrap that were purchased by Joseph J. Mickley." A treat for an advanced error specialist or pattern collector. PCGS Population: 1, 1 finer (Proof 64 RB). (PCGS 60714)
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