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    1849 Three Cent Silver in Silver-Copper Alloy
    Judd-112 Original, PR63
    Ex: Pittman

    1849 P3CS Three Cent Silver, Judd-112 Original, Pollock-126, Low R.7, PR63 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Pittman-Simpson. The obverse die is of the Seated Liberty half dime, while the reverse bears the Roman numeral III with no other legends. A "coin without a country," allegedly struck in a 60:40 silver-copper alloy with a reeded edge. This pattern was coined for the purpose of showing Congress how large the proposed silver three cent piece would be. This is one of the dozen or so Originals believed extant from a production of 12 to 15 pieces. Both sides are mostly brilliant with streaks of darker toning. Die filing marks over the centers do not detract from the intrigue or eye appeal of this coin.
    Ex: John Jay Pittman Collection, Part One (Akers, 10/1997), lot 774; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/1999), lot 7383.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 297P, PCGS# 11490)


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