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    1850 Pattern Three Cents in Silver
    Judd-125, PR65

    1850 P3CS Three Cent Silver, Judd-125 Original, Pollock-147, R.4, PR65 NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse shows a Liberty cap with resplendent rays surrounding. LIBERTY is on the bottom part of the cap, and the date 1850 below. A palm branch encircles the entire reverse to form a wreath, enclosing the numeral III. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA rings the rim. Struck in silver with a plain edge.

    Commentary. It is thought that originals and restrikes were minted, although they are indistinguishable today. The design is a close copy of Christian Gobrecht's 1836 gold dollar pattern, Judd-67. These patterns were produced in anticipation of regular issue coinage that began the following year.

    Physical Description. This deeply toned Gem has reflective fields beneath pale gold and cobalt-blue patina with splashes and spots of darker toning.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 298G, PCGS# 11536)


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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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