1875 5C J-1387, RB (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

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PCGS #:
71694
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
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Weight:
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Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65RB PCGS grade PR65RB PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 PR65RB estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 4/2013:4004, $11,162.50 (cert-matched) - Heritage 12/2013:3946, $9,400

PR65RB PCGS grade #1 PR65RB PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 PR65RB estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 4/2013:4004, $11,162.50 (cert-matched) - Heritage 12/2013:3946, $9,400

Ron Guth:

Judd 1387 is a copper version of the regular Nickels of 1875. As there was no urgent need for a copper Five Cent piece (Five Cent pieces are still being made of the same Nickel alloy today as they were in 1866!), this appears to be something that the Mint created specifically for sale to collectors. Very few of these are known today. PCGS and NGC both show two pieces each in their respective Population Reports and Censuses, but only three have shown up on the market since 2012. The finest is the Newman NGC MS66RB that burst onto the scene in 2013. The PCGS PR65RD example appeared in numerous auctions over a three-year period from 2012 to 2015 and seems to have finally found a home (this example may be the PR64RD listed in the NGC Census). A third example (PCGS PR65RB) is in mega-collector Bob Simpson's collection.