1867 5C Five Cents, Judd-561, Pollock-622, R.5

A Liberty head on the obverse faces left with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the date below. A headdress consists of four feathers and four stars, and a ribbon is inscribed UNION & LIBERTY. Below the bust is LONGACRE F. The reverse has an ornate shield superimposed with a large V. Above, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. It is thought that 100 examples of this pattern variety were struck, and that figure is consistent with the current rarity rating.

PR65 Cameo $6,612.50 (Apr 30, 2009 HA.com)
1867 5C Five Cents, Judd-562, Pollock-623, Low R.7

An unusual pattern with a bust of Liberty on the obverse facing left, wearing a headdress with four feathers and four stars, a ribbon crosses the hair and is inscribed UNION & LIBERTY. The engraver's signature LONGACRE F. is present below the truncation. A large V is placed over an ornate shield on the reverse. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is above. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. About a dozen examples are known of this aluminum pattern.

PR62 $4,887.50 (Jan 10, 2008 HA.com)
"Feather" Head Liberty Nickel Patterns
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