1860 $5 J-271, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR64+DCAM

PCGS PR64+DCAM

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537335
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Ron Guth:

Judd 271 is unusual in that the diameter is the same as a $10 gold piece, but to keep the weight the same as a regular $5 gold piece, the planchet was rolled out much thinner than normal. Another unusual aspect of Judd 271 is that the V in FIVE is actually an inverted A. Judd 271 is represented by only two examples, both of which (amazingly, but not surprsingly) were once owned by Dr. Wilkison. The good doctor acquired his first example in the early 1940's from Abe Kosoff for $4,200. In 1962, Dr. Wilkison traded for Dr. Judd's collection of gold patterns, which included a second (and better) Judd-271. Wilkison retained both examples, presumably keeping the first one as potential trade bait.