1884 5C Five Cents, Judd-1724, Pollock-1934, Low R.6

Eastman Johnson's five-cent pattern struck with an octagon-shaped hole in the center. The obverse has the date and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the outside with 13 stars encircling the center. The reverse simply states FIVE CENTS and displays two shields. Struck in nickel with a plain edge.

PR66 $4,600.00 (Jul 9, 2009 HA.com)
1885 5C Five Cents, Judd-1742, Pollock-1954, High R.6

1885 5C Five Cents, Judd-1742, Pollock-1954, High R.6, PR65 NGC. A ring-shaped pattern that has thirteen stars, the date, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the obverse. The upper reverse has the legend FIVE CENTS with a shield sandwiched between two laurel leaves in the lower reverse. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Allegedly struck in both thick and thin planchets, but we do not have any further information and do not know which variant this is. Bright and flashy, the fields are deeply mirrored on each side. One of the finest examples known of this pattern. (#62184)

PR65 $7,475.00 (Aug 9, 2007 HA.com)
Holed Nickel Patterns
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