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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 957

1866 Proof Pattern Bronze Five Cent. Dies by James B. Longacre.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 957.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

United States, Copper

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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1866 Proof Pattern Bronze Five Cent. Dies by James B. Longacre. IN GOD WE TRUST, shield with cross and two laurel boughs above; 18 66 below / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 5 within laurel wreath. Edge: plain. Judd 491; Pollock 578. In NGC encapsulation 5938151-002, graded PF 63 BN.

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection.

With the conclusion of the Civil War, the government sought to redeem the numerous fractional paper currencies they had issued in the preceding years. Designs were drafted and the first patterns struck in 1865, with further refined patterns created the following year. The nickel five cent coin was officially authorized by Congress on 16 May 1866, with the ultimate design, known as the “Shield Nickel” type, selected by Treasury Secretary McCulloch on 28 May.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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