Click to enlargeJ1642/P1842

The Quintuple Stella or Metric Double Eagle. This is one of the most famous of all pattern designs.

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This was actually the first struck of this design. This famous coin is actually the result of a die cutting error in that it is missing the period between the 3 and 5. This coin was struck on a copper planchet, the error noticed and the period was then added to the die. They then struck the gold and additional copper examples J1643-J1644/P1843-P1844.

This unique example is ex Woodin, Newcomer, Farouk, Judd, Paramount 2/75, Browning-Sothebys/Stacks 10/01, originally cleaned and lacquered as shown below courtesy of Sotheby's from their Browning sale.



It has since been retoned and is now in a PCGS64BN holder and is illustrated at the top of the page courtesy of PCGS. Click on the thumbnail image to see an enlargement.