1964-D 5C MS (PCGS# 4076)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

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Lot Description
1964-D 5C Jefferson Nickel--Struck on a Damaged 1940 Indian 1/4 Rupee--MS60 ANACS. The host coin is KM-545, Calcutta Mint. Presumably with the help of a mint employee or a mischievous visitor, a 50% silver 1940 quarter-rupee from India made its way into the Denver Mint and was struck by Jefferson nickel dies. Before it was struck as a nickel, but after it was struck as a quarter-rupee, the present piece passed between roller dies that imparted a diamond-shaped design on both sides. Satiny with light tan and sky-blue toning. A double denomination combination unlikely to appear again at auction, at least until the present piece is resold.
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