1883 5C Liberty Head Five Cents, Judd-1716, Pollock-1921, High R.7, PR65 NGC. Design. The design is similar to the regular-issue 1883 No CENTS Liberty nickel, but LIBERTY is absent on the coronet, instead spread across the upper obverse rim. The stars are smaller and arranged 6 x 7. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Commentary. The nickel strikings of this design (Judd-1714) are quite popular, with about two dozen pieces extant. Copper specimens (Judd-1715) and examples of the present aluminum version of the design (Judd-1716) are much more elusive. No more than half a dozen pieces of Judd-1716 are known to collectors today. Physical Description. The design elements of this spectacular Gem are sharply detailed throughout, with the kernels of corn in the ears easily distinguishable. The surfaces are brightly reflective, with some areas of streaky pale jade toning. Only a few minor signs of contact are evident, none worthy of individual mention. Census: 1 in 65, 0 finer (3/13). Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 4040, realized $7637.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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