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    (1849) Three Cent Silver
    Struck in an Unknown Silver-Copper Alloy
    Judd-113 Original, PR64

    (1849) P3CS Three Cent Silver, Judd-113 Original, Pollock-127, Low R.7, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Judd-111 and Judd-112 dies both used the regular 1849-dated Liberty Seated half dime obverse, with the 111 featuring a numeral 3 on the reverse and the 112 reverse a Roman numeral III and no further inscription. The Judd-113 is called in the Judd reference the "Ugly Duckling" pattern, combining the reverses of the 111 and 112: "Either side could be called the obverse or reverse."

    The originals are reportedly struck in a silver-copper alloy of unknown proportions with a plain edge; Saul Teichman of USPatterns.com estimates that perhaps a dozen exist, noting his belief that they are likely struck from regular coin silver and "presumably restrikes made later than 1849." Copper-nickel examples from these dies also exist. It would require a good deal of elemental analysis of extant examples to sort out the numbers of survivors and their differences.

    We wrote when cataloging the Lemus-Queller example in 2008, "not only is this a 'coin without a country,' it is a numerator without a denominator, a quantity with no units." Both sides of this piece offer a pretty combination of teal and rose-gold coloration. Nothing "ugly" here! Population: 6 in 64, 0 finer (10/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 297S, PCGS# 11495)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    19th Thursday 5:50 pm CT
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    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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