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Image of United States, 5 Cents, 1913
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United States, 5 Cents, 1913


This powdery green mark could indicate cleaning by a previous owner. The copper alloy in the coin (it contains 75% copper and 25% nickel) oxidized as a result of a chemical process.


This wreath, called a cereal style, contains an image of corn, tobacco, and cotton. It symbolizes the agricultural prosperity of the nation.


Unexpected Legends The following objects are in this section.
United States, 20 Dollars, 1927United States, 1 Dollar, 1804 (Class Three)
United States, 1 Cent, 1974 (Aluminum)United States, 5 Cents, 1913
United States, 1 Dollar, 1804 (Class One) 
United States, 1 Dollar, 1804 (Class Two) 
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